Late night drive-thru visit ends in drunk driving charge

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A local man was charged with drunk driving after a late-night visit to a drive-thru in downtown Kingston.

At approximately 12:25 a.m. on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2020, the accused male was observed by witnesses appearing to be intoxicated while operating a vehicle in the drive-thru of a downtown Kingston restaurant, according to Kingston Police.

When police arrived, the accused was parked in front of the restaurant and still inside his vehicle, police say. The officer on scene was able to identify the accused with photo identification and observed that there was an open can of beer in the front console of the vehicle.

According to police, a roadside alcohol device was used on the accused to test the level of alcohol in his system. The accused registered a fail and was subsequently arrested. He was transported to police headquarters where he provided two breath samples. The accused was found to have more than two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system, police say.

The accused was released on conditions with a future court date. His driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days and would face a one year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for 7 days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.

A 32-year-old local man was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance while exceeding blood alcohol concentration.

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