After driving erratically and attempting to flee police, a local man has been arrested – and found to have been operating the vehicle while on 10 driving suspensions.
At 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2018, a patrol officer observed the man driving eastbound in the wrong lane on Conacher Drive. The accused swerved back into his lane in time to avoid oncoming traffic, but drifted back into the wrong lane after traffic had passed.
The patrol officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but instead the accused ran the stop sign at Conacher and Sutherland Drives. He then made multiple turns in the area, speeding on Dauphin Avenue and running off the road on Esdon Street, where he struck a tree stump. The accused turned onto Guthrie Drive and, again, drove off the road and hit a tree, and leaking oil down the road as a result.
The pursuit ended on Camden Court, where the man ran from the vehicle into a nearby backyard and began jumping fences.
A short time later, the accused was found behind an address on Abbey Dale Court, laying on the ground. He was holding his hands beneath his body and refused to show his hands or cooperate with police. Officers had to use force to gain compliance and carry out a safe arrest, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
The accused was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, and it was determined he was currently on 10 Canada-wide driving suspensions – some dating back as far as March of 2001.
The 47-year-old Kingston man was charged with 10 counts of driving while disqualified, as well as dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, and resisting arrest.