April 12, 2023 at 10:52 am
A 27-year-old man is facing multiple charges, including DUI, for allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle on Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent on Tuesday afternoon.
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said they received multiple complaints about a driver traveling eastbound on the highway just after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and they were first notified about the vehicle. 401 via Chatham-Kent.
OPP said officials were given an update shortly after they received the initial complaint that the vehicle had veered off the road and crashed near the Mull Road overpass.
When the police arrived, they thought the driver was injured, so they took him into custody. At the time, police also learned that the vehicle involved had previously been reported stolen.
A 27-year-old man of no permanent residence was charged with DUI (alcohol and drugs), possession of stolen property, mischief, driving without a license and driving with a bottle of alcohol in a vehicle.
The driver was assessed at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries and was suspended for 90 days.
He is scheduled to appear in court on May 8 to face the charges.