Windsor Police arrest impaired driver after hit and run

Windsor Police Service News Update
June 26, 2023
Case #: 23-69677
Windsor Police arrest impaired driver after hit and run

The Windsor Police Service has arrested a 19-year-old motorist for impaired driving following a hit-and-run incident. 

On June 25, 2023, around 8 p.m., officers responded to a call about a hit and run at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Queen Elizabeth Drive. When they arrived on scene, officers found a Ford Escape flipped onto its side in a ditch. A second vehicle, a Dodge Ram, was stopped on the side of the road and had damage to its right rear corner.

Through investigation, officers determined the driver of the Ford Escape ran through a red light on Jefferson Blvd. and struck the back end of the Dodge Ram as it attempted to turn left onto Queen Elizabeth Dr. The driver of the Ford Escape failed to stop at the scene and subsequently rolled his vehicle near the intersection of South Service Road East.

While speaking with the driver of the Ford Escape, officers detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He was taken to police headquarters where further tests determined that he was over the legal limit.

The driver
was arrested and faces charges of operating a conveyance while impaired by alcohol and failing to stop at a collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Windsor Police Service at 519-255-6700.  They can also contact 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.
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