Windsor Star An Essex County OPP cruiser.

Windsor Star
An Essex County OPP cruiser.

A Leamington man is facing drunk driving charges after a head-on collision Tuesday night on Highway 3.

The crash occurred around 6 p.m. on Highway 3 between North Malden Road and County Road 23 in Essex.

Essex County OPP said a blue Chevrolet and a green Jeep collided head-on, causing extensive damage to both vehicles. The driver and passenger in the Jeep suffered minor injuries. Police said the Chevrolet driver, who wasn’t hurt, was arrested at the scene of the crash because he appeared to drunk.

Officers had Highway 3 was closed for about two hours following the crash.

Celso Limpinho-Carapau, 24, from Leamington, is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and drive motor vehicle in excess of 80 mg alcohol.

Police have also suspended his licence and seized his vehicle.

Source: Windsor Star