ATV rider charged

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One of two men illegally driving on an ATV in the Blenheim area has been identified and charged with a number of offences.

Feb. 16, 2016 around 8:15 p.m. two men on an ATV were observed behind Food Basics on Chatham Street North.  They were last seen travelling on Storey Street.  About an hour and a half later, the men drove through the area again and momentarily stopped around the gas station.

A photograph of the two men riding the ATV was posted on social media and through investigation police identified one of the men involved.  On Feb. 27, 2016 police arrested and charged a 28-year-old Blenheim man with driving while prohibited and breach of probation.

He was released pending a future court date of March 11

Police are still looking to identify the second man.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Paul Myers at paulmy@chatham-kent.ca or 519-436-6600 extension #82512.  Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service would like to remind everyone that the only areas in Chatham-Kent that allow these vehicles to be driven on a road are in the Mitchell’s Bay, Erieau, Shrewsbury and Bates Subdivision (Rondeau) between November and March.  It is not lawful for ATVs to be driven on and/or along a highway.  They may be driven on your own property or other private property where you have permission to ride them.

For more information regarding what you need to know to operate an ATV in Ontario, please see http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/driver/pdfs/smart-ride-safe-ride-ATV.pdf

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