Impaired driver ends up in ditch and tries to walk away: police

A Chatham man has been charged with drinking and driving after a single vehicle accident on Park Avenue East last night.

Just after 9:30 p.m. emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident, just west of Eastlawn Road after a truck had veered off the road, hit a culvert and ended up in a ditch. The driver attempted to leave the scene on foot, however police found him a short distance from the accident scene.

Police believed the man had been drinking and he was provided with breath tests at police headquarters. Subsequently Taylor Whiteye, 32, of Sandys Street in Chatham has been charged with impaired driving. He was released and has a court date of May 8.

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