Chatham man charged with drunk driving on St. Clair Street

A 40-year-old Chatham man is facing charges after a traffic stop on St. Clair Street early Sunday morning.

OPP say a vehicle was stopped at 12:45 a.m. While speaking with the driver, the officer determined the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver was transported to detachment for further tests.

Police say the male driver, Michael Harren, has been charged with:

  • drive motor vehicle with more than 80 milligrams of alcohol in blood, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada,
  • driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor, contrary to the Liquor Licence Act, and
  • drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on November 14th to answer to the charges.

Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is actively monitoring the “Big 4” driving behaviours; impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving, and seatbelt usage.

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