Kingston Police have managed to track down and arrest one of the two men who fled the scene of an accident in downtown Kingston in early August.
The collision occurred on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 at the intersection of Queen and Sydenham Streets, and required response from Kingston Police, Kingston Fire and Rescue and Frontenac Paramedics at 12:15 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene they learned that two males had fled on foot from the Jeep Cherokee that had been involved in the collision.
An investigation revealed that the Cherokee was travelling southbound on Sydenham Street and ran a red light at Queen Street. The second vehicle involved was heading westbound on Queen Street and was proceeding through a green light when the collision occurred. Luckily, no injuries were reported, but the Cherokee was destroyed, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
As police continues to investigate, they discovered that the Cherokee had been sold, but the new owner hadn’t transferred the vehicle into his name yet. The new owner was eventually identified and found to be in custody with Brockville Police. On Friday, Sept. 14, officers with Kingston Police went to Brockville Police Headquarters and arrested the accused. The 23-year-old Brockville man was charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision.