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Sunday January 26th, 2014

Posted at 9:12am

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Several impaired driving charges were laid by Chatham-Kent police in the past 24 hours.

The first was around 4pm Saturday when police responded to an accident on McNaughton Avenue east in Chatham. Officers attended the scene and located a van that had struck a City Bus. The officer also detected the smell of an alcoholic beverage on the drivers breath.

A 52-year-old Harwich man was arrested and charged with impaired driving.

Total damage is around $5,500. There were no injuries to the persons on the bus as a result of the collision.

The second occurred just after 8:30pm Saturday night, when police stopped a vehicle on Sandy Street in Chatham. The officer noted a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the drivers breath.

A 27-year-old Raleigh Township man was arrested and charged with several offences. His vehicle was also seized.

The around 2am Sunday morning, police responded to a call on King Street in Chatham where it was reported that a male person was vomiting out the window of his vehicle.

A short time later officers located the vehicle and the highly intoxicated person behind the wheel.

A 20-year-old Ridgetown man was arrested for care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired.

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