Impaired driver charged after reported at two Princess Street drive-thrus

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A Kingston woman who fancied not one, but two late-night fast food stops is facing charges after her erratic driving was reported and she was found to be driving while under the influence of alcohol.

According to Kingston Police, the accused woman attended a downtown fast food restaurant at approximately 12:17 a.m. on Thursday, Apr. 25, 2019. There, she proceeded to order food at the drive-thru window. Police were then contacted by a witness in the area, who reported that, after the accused woman left the drive-thru, she began driving erratically, and was observed driving up on the curb several times, as well as colliding with some construction pylons.

Responding officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the accused driver. Then, police received a second call from a concerned citizen who reported that the accused woman had just left another downtown fast food restaurant drive-thru and was continuing to swerve all over the road as she drove eastbound on Princess Street.

Kingston Police located the accused woman driving eastbound on Highway 2, and observed her vehicle swerving back and forth between the marked highway lines numerous times. The accused woman was pulled over, and police made observations that she as impaired by alcohol. The accused woman was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, where she provided two breath samples and was found to have more than two times the legal lime of alcohol in her system.

The 60-year-old local woman was later released with a future court date. Her driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days, and she will face a one-year suspension if convicted. Her vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, and she will be responsible for all related fees and fines. The accused woman was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance (vehicle), and impaired operation of a conveyance with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.

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