Citizen calls police after finding driver in drive-thru passed out due to intoxication

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A local citizen just trying to get some late night food found themselves involved in the arrest of an impaired driver.

At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, the citizen was in a drive-thru lane of a restaurant in the 2000 block of Princess Street. The witness noticed the vehicle ahead wasn’t moving, so went to check on the driver and found him slumped over the steering wheel of his car. After getting a strong waft of alcohol, the witness took the keys from the accused’s vehicle and called police.

Responding officers spoke to the accused driver, who was confused and displayed several signs of alcohol impairment, according to a press release from Kingston Police. The driver was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters where he refused to provide breath samples.

The 25-year-old local man is charged with impaired driving and failing to provide a breath sample. His driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days he will face a one-year suspension if convicted. His vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, and will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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