Woman Arrested for Impaired Driving after Self-Reported Crash


A Chatham woman is facing impaired driving charges after summoning police to the scene of her own crash.

Chatham-Kent Police say the woman reported her vehicle had been sideswiped by another car near Tweedsmuir and Queen Street around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to police, the investigation determined the woman had actually hit a parking meter with her car in the area of King Street East and William Street.

Officers determined the woman was intoxicated and placed her under arrest.

Police say a 26-year-old woman from Chatham is charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.