Woman charged with public mischief after crash on Sheldon Avenue

A 25-year-old Pain Court woman is facing a public mischief charge after her vehicle struck a hydro pole on Sheldon Avenue.

Police say the incident occurred on September 29th at around 3:30 a.m. The woman was driving her vehicle on Sheldon Avenue in Chatham when she failed to make the turn onto Lowe Street.  As a result, she lost control of her vehicle, struck a hydro pole and went into a ditch.  The woman called police to report the collision.

In a statement from the woman, it was explained to police that the collision was a result of having to swerve away from a large blue garbage can that was in the middle of the road.  No injuries were reported and the damage value was estimated at $10,000.

The officer learned that the garbage can was taken from a nearby residence and strategically placed in the middle of the road after the collision had already occurred to deflect any responsibility for the collision.

Last night at 7 p.m. Amelia Morris was arrested and charged with public mischief.

She was released from Chatham-Kent Police Service Headquarters with a court date of Tuesday, October 24th.

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