Man charged with slew of driving offences
Last night, around 11:30 p.m. police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Richmond Street in Chatham.
Police say the man lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and struck a light pole, knocking it to the ground.
An officer on general patrol observed the man fail to remain on scene and drive away.
The officer attempted a traffic stop, however the man did not stop and proceeded through a stop sign and red light at a high rate of speed.
For public safety reasons, the officer stopped pursuing the man.
Officers located the vehicle again on Kent Bridge Road near Fairview Line with a flat tire and the driver was arrested.
Through investigation, police learned that the vehicle was stolen from Halton Region and that the man was currently suspended from driving for medical reasons and remedial measures.
A 73-year-old man of no fixed address has been charged with:
– Careless Driving
– Failing to Remain at the Scene of a Collision
– Flight from Police
– Disobeying a Stop Sign
– Failing to Stop for a Red Light
– Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
– Possession of Property Obtained by a Crime over $5000
– Driving While Under Suspension (2 counts)
He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Grand theft auto
Yesterday morning, a man attended a local convenience store in Chatham. Upon exiting the store, he noticed that a vehicle had been left running and unattended by another customer.
The man stole the car and fled the area.
Officers located the man and stolen car at a local motel a short time later.
Brady Corriveau, 24, of Chatham, was arrested and charged with theft of motor vehicle and being in possession of property obtained by a crime.
He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to comply with his release conditions.
Failing to comply
On Feb. 26 the man was released from Court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to remain in his residence at all times, except when in the presence of his surety.
On Monday morning, the man was observed in a store in Chatham without his surety.
Yesterday, Steven Scotney, 38, of Chatham, was arrested and charged with failing to comply with his release conditions.
On June 9, a man was released from Court with several conditions. One of those conditions stated that he was to obey a daily curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Over the weekend, the man failed to comply with his curfew and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Yesterday morning, police located the man and he was arrested.
A 33-year-old Chatham man has been remanded into custody pending a bail hearing.
Yesterday afternoon, an officer on general patrol observed a man wanted for domestic related offences, walking in the downtown Chatham area.
A 33-year-old Chatham man was arrested and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
More speed traps
Yesterday morning, members of the Traffic Unit conducted speed enforcement on Chatham Street North in Blenheim.
One motorist was charged with speeding while another was charged with a seatbelt infraction.