Around 7 p.m. last night, Chatham-Kent police responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Howard Road near Indian Creek Road in Chatham.
Through investigation, police say they learned that the driver, who left the scene, was an off-duty officer.
Const. Bryan Vaughan, 51, was located at his residence and arrested.
The 16-year veteran of the police service has been charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit and failing to report an accident.
He has been re-assigned to administrative duties.
The Chatham-Kent Police Service will not be providing any additional information or comments as the incident is now before the courts.