Impaired driver charged after crash in LCBO parking lot

A local man has been arrested for impaired driving after after colliding with a light pole in an LCBO parking lot.

Kingston Police say they responded to a report of a vehicle collision on Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020 at approximately 8:30 p.m. The collision that had occurred in the parking lot of the LCBO near the intersection of Bath Road and Princess Street in downtown Kingston.

Upon arrival, police say they found the man had driven his vehicle into a light pole in the parking lot, causing extensive damage to both the pole and vehicle. Witnesses reportedly attempted to help the suspect following the collision.

Police say the arriving officer noticed that the suspect was impaired by alcohol. The suspect was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he provided two breath samples. He was reportedly found to have more than two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The suspect was later released with a future court date. His driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days, and he faces a one year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, with the suspect responsible for all fees and fines.

A 35-year-old local man was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance (motor vehicle) and impaired operation of a conveyance while exceeding blood alcohol concentration.

Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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