Ridgetown party time leads to arrests

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Students in Ridgetown apparently are back in action, and not in a good way.

Chatham-Kent police had a busy night in the East Kent community, issuing tickets for numerous liquor offenses, and charging one man for assaulting a police officer.

Chatham-Kent police say shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, an officer on patrol saw a man who appeared to be intoxicated walking east on Main Street in Ridgetown, holding an open beer. When the officer asked the man for identification, he fled.

The cop caught up to the man on Harold Street, where the man grabbed the officer’s vest in an attempt to throw him off balance, police say.

The officer ultimately took the man into custody.

An 18-year-old Embro man is charged with assaulting a peace officer and resisting arrest in connection with the altercation.

Meanwhile, police issued seven tickets for numerous Liquor Licence offences on Cathcart Street, Hilsdale Avenue and Main Street East in Ridgetown last night. People charged range in age from 17-21.

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