Kingston man charged with dangerous driving and drug related offences

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

Kingston Police arrested and charged a motorcyclist after witnessing him and another motorcycle driver stunt driving on Bath Road.

At approximately 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2022, police responded to a report of two motorcycles driving erratically in the area of Bath Road and Gardiners Road in Kingston’s west end. Police said that a witness had reported that the two bikes appeared to be racing west on Bath Road while cutting through traffic on the center line of the roadway in a dangerous manner.

Upon arrival in the area, and while travelling westbound on Bath Road, police observed the two motorcycles now driving eastbound on Bath Road west of Gardiners Road. According to a release from Kingston Police, officers observed that both motorcycles were committing the offence of stunt driving with their front wheels completely lifted off of the ground.

Police caught up to the motorcycles which were now stopped at a red light on Bath Road at the intersection of Gardiners Road. Upon police activating their emergency lights, both motorcycles then proceeded into the intersection, against the red light, and narrowly missed striking several motor vehicles that were travelling through the intersection, according to the release.

For the safety of the general public, police then deactivated their emergency lights and last observed the motorcycles travelling at a dangerous rate of speed, still eastbound on Bath Road, while weaving in and out of traffic.

According to the release, a short time later police observed one of the motorcycles in question being pushed by the accused, who was still wearing the same recognizable attire, toward an apartment building in the area of Queen Mary Road near Bath Road. Police turned their cruiser around to intercept the accused who was then found trying to hide his motorcycle in a ditch near the apartment building.

At approximately 5:25 p.m. police arrested the accused for the serious driving offences he had committed. A search incident to arrest revealed that the accused was in possession of a clear baggie containing a large quantity of a white powder substance suspected of being cocaine. Police said that along with the drugs, the accused was also in possession of a quantity of Canadian currency.

The accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

Joshua Cook, a 46-year-old local man, was charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance, possession of a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5000.

Anyone with information in regard to the second rider who was wearing a black jacket and riding a red sport style motorcycle, is asked to please contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660. Tips can be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and asking to remain anonymous.

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