Police arrested a young man yesterday in Kingston’s west end after his erratic driving raised suspicions of those nearby.
At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, another motorist saw the accused man driving in an erratic manner while travelling eastbound on Bath Road near Collins Bay Road. The vehicle was seen nearly striking a guardrail by the other motorist, who immediately contacted Kingston Police.
Responding officers located the vehicle still driving eastbound on Bath Road near Queen Mary Road. According to police, the vehicle was “weaving and having difficulty remaining in its travel lane.” The driver was pulled over at the intersection of Bath Road and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard.
The officer observed that the man was impaired by alcohol and, at approximately 8:55 p.m., he was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters where he provided two breath samples. The accused man was found to have more than three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
The accused man was later released on conditions with a future court date. His driver’s license was automatically suspended for 90 days, and he will face a one-year suspension if convicted. Additionally, his vehicle was impounded for seven days. The accused will be responsible for all related fees and fines.
The 22-year-old Kingston man was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance (vehicle), and impaired operation of a conveyance while exceeding the blood alcohol concentration.