Police briefs

Chatham man charged with drunk driving

A 25-year-old Chatham man is facing a drunk driving charge after a traffic stop in Chatham early Saturday morning.

Police say a vehicle was stopped at around 2 a.m. on St. Clair St. Officers believed the man was driving his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested.  The driver was transported to police headquarters for breath tests.

The man was charged with having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.  He was released with a future court date.

Woman arrested for public intoxication

A 40-year-old woman was arrested around 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the Retro Suites hotel lobby, for being intoxicated in a public place.

RIDE check

Saturday night, police conducted RIDE spot checks across Chatham-Kent. Two three-day suspensions were issued.

Spring Break safety tips

The Chatham-Kent Police Service released the following tips to help ensure a safe holiday:

  1. Access Denied – Make sure your residence is secure and not easily accessible for criminals
  2. Make some Noise- Home alarms can be a great deterrent
  3. Make a few cutbacks – make sure the outside of your residence is trimmed and not over grown, making it look like someone is home.
  4. Lighten Up- Make sure your residence is well lit day and night.
  5. Unplug- Unplug any un-necessary items while away, including internet.
  6. Play hide and (don’t seek) – make sure expensive equipment is away from plain view when looking in residences.
  7. Go for the lived-in look – Attempt to make it look like someone is still living in the residence
  8. Enlist Help  – Have someone checking on your residence.
  9. Be Anonymous- Do not display your family name on decorations or your residence, as well as answering machines.
  10. Keep your plans to yourself- Do not post on Social Media that you are away.

See ckpolice.com for my information on these safety tips.

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