Erratic driving leads to arrest of impaired teen

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Driving erratically in the downtown core during the early hours of the morning has led to the arrest of a local 17-year-old after police found him to be driving while under the influence of alcohol.

At approximately 2:50 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, Kingston Police received a call from a citizen reporting a male driving erratically eastbound on Princess Street near Victoria Street. Officers were dispatched to the area, and located and stopped the suspect vehicle on Princess Street near Wellington Street.

Once he was stopped, an officer observed that the accused man was impaired by alcohol. The driver was immediately arrested at approximately 3:20 a.m. and take to Kingston Police headquarters. There, the accused man provided two breath samples, and was found to have approximately one and a half times the legal limit of alcohol in his system. He was later released on conditions with a future court date.

The man’s driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days, and he will face a one-year suspension if convicted. His vehicle was impounded for seven days, and he will be responsible for all related fees and fines. The teen was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance (vehicle), and impaired operation of a conveyance while exceeding the legal blood alcohol concentration.

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