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Collision with pole results in impaired driving charges

A collision in Kingston’s north end on Halloween night ended in an arrest after police determined the driver was impaired by alcohol.

At approximately 11:20 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, police responded to a call regarding a collision in the area of Conacher Drive and Morenz Crescent. Upon arriving at the scene, officers learned that a single vehicle had been involved. According to Kingston Police, the vehicle left the roadway and drove onto private property before striking a stop sign and then colliding with a utility pole causing extensive damage to the front end of the vehicle.

Police made observations that the male driver – the lone occupant of the vehicle – was impaired by alcohol. The accused man was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters where he provided two breath samples. He was found to have more than two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The 22-year-old Kingston man was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance (vehicle), and impaired operation of a conveyance while exceeding the legal blood alcohol concentration. He was later released with a future court date.

The accused man’s driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days, and he will face a one-year suspension if convicted. Additionally, the vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, and the accused will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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