Pub­lic mis­chief charge laid

The Chatham Daily News - - NEWS -

A Pain Court woman is be­ing ac­cused of con­coct­ing a strange ex­cuse for a re­cent col­li­sion.

On Sept. 29, the woman was driv­ing her ve­hi­cle on Shel­don Av­enue in Chatham when she failed to make the turn onto Lowe Street, Chatham-Kent po­lice said.

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, po­lice said. No in­juries were re­ported and the dam­age was es­ti­mated at $10,000.

How­ever, through in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the of­fi­cer be­lieved 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, po­lice said.

On Tues­day, the 25-year-old woman was ar­rested and charged with pub­lic mis­chief. She was re­leased with a court date.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.