A 66-year-old Essex man is facing charges after he allegedly drove drunk, then resisted arrest when police stopped him.
OPP said the traffic stop and ensuing altercation happened on Nov. 8 around 7 p.m. in Essex.
A red Ford pickup truck was seen moving erratically in the eastbound lanes of Highway 3 near Victoria Avenue in Essex. A witness contacted police and said the truck was swerving all over the roadway.
A provincial police officer located and stopped the pickup truck on Talbot Street North. According to the officer, the driver was showing signs of impairment.
The officer attempted to arrest the driver, but the man resisted and fought with the officer.
The man — an Essex resident — has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, refusing to provide a breath sample, assaulting a police officer, and failure to comply with an undertaking.
Source: Windsor Star