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Driver charged following crash

A Pain Court man faces impaired driving charges following a crash Wednesday night that sent one person to hospital.

On Wednesday, around 8:30 p.m., Chatham-Kent emergency crews responded to a serious two-vehicle collision on Maple Line in Dover Township.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that a man driving a pick-up truck westbound on Maple Line re-ended the car in front of him, causing the car to leave the roadway and strike a hydro pole, police say. 

The driver of the truck was treated at the scene by paramedics. The driver of the car was transported to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for medical attention.

Through investigation, police believed the man driving the truck was driving while impaired by alcohol. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters for breath tests.

A 60-year-old Pain Court man is charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm. 

Total damage was estimated at $70,000.

The collision remains under investigation by the Traffic Management Unit. Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Kristen Charron at kristenc@chatham-kent.ca or 519-355-1092. 

Drug charges

On Wednesday evening about 11 p.m. police responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a business on Grand Avenue West in Chatham. 

Officers located the vehicle and determined that a passenger, a 42-year-old Chatham man, was wanted on an outstanding warrant for drug possession. 

Trailer stolen

Sometime Tuesday night between 8:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m., someone stole a red-and-black dump trailer from a business on National Road.

The trailer was last seen with Ontario license plate R53 98H. 

Value of the theft has been estimated at $13,000.

Anyone with information is asked to Const. Manuela Carmona-Moreno at manuelac@chatham-kent.ca. Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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