It’s all about the cars



Chatham-Kent police were kept busy Wednesday with a number of auto- and driver-related issues.

There were three notable collisions in the municipality. One took place about 7:30 a.m. on Creek Line. Police say a driver lost control of his truck and left the roadway, hitting a hydro pole. He wasn’t injured.

Damage is estimated at $10,000.

A 17-year-old Pain Court driver faces a charge of careless driving.

About 3 p.m. yesterday, officers investigated a fender-bender on Grand Avenue West near Keil Drive. No one was injured, and damage is pegged at about $4,000.

An 88-year-old Chatham woman faces charges for not making a safe turn.

And just before 7 p.m. last night, a two-vehicle crash on Chatham Street near Talbot Street in Blenheim saw another charge issued and a man transported to hospital.

A 65-year-old Blenheim driver had to be taken to hospital for treatment. The other driver, a 31-year-old Ridgetown woman, wasn’t injured in the crash that caused an estimated $5,000 in damages.

The Blenheim driver is charged with careless driving.

Meanwhile just before noon on Wednesday, an officer learned a man might be driving without a licence.

Police say he followed the man into a parking lot on Merritt Avenue in Chatham, investigated and confirmed the man did not have his licence due to unpaid fines.

Tad Worthy, 47, of Chatham, faces two counts of driving while under suspension in connection with the incident.

To end the day, officers took a woman into custody wanted on an outstanding warrant related to a car theft.

Police say the woman was charged in November with theft of a motor vehicle and was released with a future court date. She never showed up for court.

Police say they located the woman on Lorne Avenue Wednesday night.

An 18-year-old Chatham woman faces three counts of failing to comply.


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