A woman from Roblin, Ont. created a dangerous scene in Kingston’s west end due to her impaired driving, according to Kingston Police.
At approximately 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, the woman hit and damaged a road sign on Hudson Drive before speeding off southbound on Bayridge Drive, leaving car parts and debris behind.
Another driver travelling southbound on Bayridge Drive observed the woman proceed to tailgate, as well as pass vehicles at a high rate of speed, according to a press release from Kingston Police. The woman then reached Front Road on Bayridge Drive, at which point she failed to stop at the stop sign, continued speeding, and almost put her car in a ditch.
As she continued driving erratically, the accused woman rear-ended another car at Front Road and Sandy Bay Lane, and continued on, swerving across the centre line of the four-lane road. She then lost control and hit a guard rail, at which point, the witness arrived at the scene. When he realized the accused woman was trying to drive off yet again, the witness removed her car keys from the ignition.
Kingston Police attended the scene and arrested the woman for both impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. The woman was taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, where she refused to provide a breath sample.
The 30-year-old woman was charged with impaired driving, failing to remain at the scene of an accident, and refusing to give a breath sample. She was released on a promise to appear with a future court date.
Kingston Police have released the following statement:
For those struggling and living with alcohol or substance abuse, assistance can be found. Please do not hesitate to reach out to some of the valuable support services, organizations and resources in the Kingston area and abroad:
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
- Hotel Dieu Hospital – Detoxification Centre
- Alcoholics Anonymous Kingston
- Ontario South Al-Anon – Alateen
- Limestone Area of Narcotics Anonymous
- Youth Diversion – KAIROS Program
- Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)