Impaired driver taken to hospital and charged after collision

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As a result of his impaired driving, 22-year-old local man was accompanied by police as he was transported to hospital after a collision on Bath Road.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, the accused man was driving eastbound on Bath Road near Portsmouth Avenue, when he drove over a median and crashed into a light post. The collision knocked the pole over, and caused extensive damage to the man’s vehicle.

When responding officers arrived on the scene, they discovered the man had been consuming alcohol throughout the evening. The man was arrested for impaired driving, and police went with him as he was transported to hospital by Frontenac Paramedics.

A portable Intoxilyzer (breath alcohol testing unit) was brought to the hospital, and the accused man provided two breath samples. He was found to have just under two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system. The man is now charged with impaired driving, and operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol in his system. His licence is automatically suspended for 90 days, and he will face a one-year suspension if convicted. The man’s vehicle was impounded for seven days, and he will be responsible for any associated fees and fines.

The man was later released from custody at the hospital with a future court date, according to a press release from Kingston Police.

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