High-speed chase results in crash, arrest for impaired driving

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A Kingston man is facing multiple charges after an altercation that involved him chasing another man on Joyceville Road, which ended in a crash.

The incident began when the male victim and his girlfriend attended farmland north of Highway 401 near Joyceville Road to drive off-road ATVs on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. According to Kingston Police, there was a large crowd of people at the location, and the victim recognized a male there who was drinking with some of his friends. Having had previous negative interactions with the accused man, the victim got into his vehicle to leave. The accused man and his friends attempted to surround the victim’s vehicle, but the victim was able to drive away.

The accused man got in his truck with two other individuals and pursued the victim southbound on Joyceville Road at a high rate of speed. According to Kingston Police, the accused reached speeds of nearly 200 km/hr, and maneuvered his truck to be right behind the victim’s rear bumper.

As both vehicles approached the intersection of Joyceville Road and Middle Road, the accused man lost control of his truck at a bend in the road and crashed into the guardrail on the east side of the roadway. The vehicle flipped over, and was involved in a collision with an oncoming vehicle that was travelling north on Joyceville Road before finally coming to a stop.

The victim stopped to render assistance, but the accused man exited his truck, approached the victim’s vehicle, and began punching the driver’s side window while threatening to kill him.

Kingston Police arrived and located the accused man still on the scene. He was arrested at 7:15 p.m., and transported to Kingston General Hospital, where he was assessed and released with minor injuries. He was taken to Kingston Police Headquarters at approximately 9:45 p.m., where he provided two breath samples and was found to have more than the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The 22-year-old local man was charged with dangerous driving, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, uttering threats, impaired operation of a conveyance, and impaired operation of a conveyance while exceeding the legal blood alcohol concentration. Additionally, his driver’s licences was automatically suspended for 90 days, and he will face a one-year suspension if convicted. His vehicle was also impounded for seven days, and he will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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