Novice driver arrested for impaired driving

Windsor Police Service News Update
Thursday, July 20, 2023
Case #: 23-81765
Novice driver arrested for impaired driving

A novice driver is facing multiple charges in connection to an impaired driving investigation.

On July 19, 2023, at approximately 11 p.m., officers responded to a report that a vehicle had just struck a pole and fled the scene. Officers arrived in the 200 block of McKay Ave. and located a vehicle at the base of a tree with severe damage. The driver was located at the scene and arrested for impaired driving. 

Through investigation, officers learned that the suspect had also driven through a fence, a garden, and a pole before striking the tree. The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. 

Erin Brown, 30, has been charged with the following:
Impaired driving by alcohol
Use plate unauthorized for vehicle
Class G1 licence holder unaccompanied by a qualified driver
Novice driver B.A.C above 0
Operating a motor vehicle with no insurance

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700 ext. 4000.  They can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

Content posted by:
Constable Bianca Jackson
Corporate Communications Unit
Windsor Police Service - Headquarters
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Office: (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462

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