Impaired driver arrested after collision with transport

Photo by Lucas Mulder/The Kingstonist.

An impaired driver is lucky to be alive and facing serious charges after crashing his vehicle into the underside of a transport trailer on the weekend. On Sunday, Jul. 31, 2022 at approximately 1:37 a.m., Kingston Police, Frontenac Paramedics and Kingston Fire & Rescue were dispatched to a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Gardiners Road and Centennial Drive.

Photo by Lucas Mulder/The Kingstonist.

There, responders found that a sedan had struck a transport, causing serious damage to both vehicles. Police say that the male driver of the sedan had fled on foot and containment of the immediate area around Centennial Drive, Gardiners Road, Resource Road and Fortune Crescent was set up, with the K9 unit being brought on scene to track the suspect.

According to Kingston Police, they then received information that a male matching the suspect’s description had been spotted at a nearby Petro-Canada station, at 1586 Centennial Drive.

Photo by Lucas Mulder/The Kingstonist.

Kingston Police attended and arrested the suspect there. The 26-year-old has now been charged with Impaired Operation Of A Conveyance, Exceeding Blood Alcohol Concentration (80mg), and Failing To Give Name/Remain At The Scene Of A Collision.

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