Impaired driver nearly causes collision, rear-ends vehicle with one-year-old child in car

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A 26-year-old Perth woman has been arrested and charged after her impaired driving caused a minor collision while her child was in the backseat.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at approximately 10:15 a.m., the woman was driving southbound on Perth Road with her one-year-old child in the vehicle. The woman suddenly swerved at a passing vehicle, nearly causing a collision, according to a press release from Kingston Police.

The woman then rear-ended another vehicle, which was stopped for a red light near Highway 401. She then accelerated towards a light post before finally coming to a stop. When witnesses came to check on the woman’s well-being, her young child was crying in the back seat, police said.

The child was transported to hospital and confirmed to be uninjured, and a responding officer observed that the accused driver was impaired by an unspecified drug. She was arrested and charged with impaired driving by drug.

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