Windsor Man Charged After Chase In Chatham

Tuesday January 27th, 2015

Posted at 8:57am

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The Chatham-Kent police have arrested a Windsor man following a police pursuit early this morning.

Police say that just after 2am an officer on general patrol observed a man driving his vehicle erratically westbound on Longwoods Roads, and made an attempt to stop the vehicle.

The man accelerated and was paced on Grand Avenue East in Chatham driving 140km/h which is a posted 50km/h zone.  The man failed to stop and turned right onto St. Clair Street where he continued at speeds of 90km/h.

As officers attempted to bring the motor vehicle to a safe stop, the man swerved and struck a cruiser.  The man made an abrupt turn in a parking lot where he again drove his vehicle into the side of the cruiser in an attempt to flee.

Officers surrounded the man and he was ordered to exit his vehicle.   The man locked the doors to his vehicle and refused to comply.  Officers broke the driver’s window and had to physically removed the man from his vehicle.

The 25-year-old Windsor man has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, fail to stop for police and resist arrest.  He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.

No one was injured.  Total damage to the cruiser was estimated at $100.

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