Update (Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019): As a result of the collision, the vehicle involved was seized for search pending judicial authorization. On Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019, police executed a search warrant and located suspected fentanyl inside the vehicle.
On Monday, Jul. 8, 2019, the accused turned himself in at Kingston Police headquarters to face an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance. The accused man was later released on conditions with a future court date.
A Kingston man has been arrested and charged as the result of the police investigation into the collision that shut down Glengarry Road for a period of time yesterday.
The collision, which brought police, paramedics, and Kingston Fire and Rescue to the scene, involved a pickup truck that had stuck a number of items before hitting a house, resulting in extensive damages.
According to Kingston Police, at approximately 3:24 p.m. on Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2019, police learned that a pickup truck had been involved in a single vehicle collision. Police were informed that the truck had been seen driving at a high rate of speed westbound on Glengarry Road prior to the collision.
Officers responded and their investigation found that the truck had left the roadway, stuck several road signs, a light pole, and a cable box and leaving a trail of debris, before colliding with a house. First responders found the accused man in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, and police observed drug paraphernalia inside the truck. Further investigation found the accused man to be impaired by drugs, according to Kingston Police. He was subsequently arrested, and then transported to Kingston General Hospital by Frontenac Paramedic Services with minor injuries.
After the accused was released from hospital, he was transported to Kingston Police Headquarters, where he was held to attend a bail hearing on Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019.
The 39-year-old local man was charged with impaired operation of a vehicle by drug, dangerous operation of a vehicle, and breach of undertaking. Additionally, his driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days, and he will face a one-year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was also seized and impounded for seven days, and the accused man will be responsible for all related fees and fines.
The following is a statement from Kingston Police:
Please remember that is not only a criminal offence to drive while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol, it is dangerous. It is important to know that regardless of having a medical prescription for marijuana, drug impaired driving is illegal and can result in arrest and charges.