Kingston Police have laid three charges against a local man following a domestic incident that sent the female victim to hospital.
Police received a call at approximately 7:07 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 1, 2019 regarding a female victim who had just been dragged by a car in the parking lot of a hotel in central Kingston. Responding officers spoke with the victim, and learned that she and the accused man – who had only been dating for about one month – had been arguing throughout the night at the local hotel. The victim finally asked to leave, and the two left the hotel and proceeded to continue their argument in the accused man’s car. Feeling uncomfortable, the victim exited the vehicle, at which time the accused mad threw her belongings out of the car and onto the ground.
According to Kingston Police, as the victim attempted to pick up her belongings from the ground, the accused man closed the passenger’s side door from the inside, catching the victim’s jacket in the door during the process. The accused man then locked the doors and began to drive the vehicle while the victim yelled at him to stop as her jacket was still stuck in the door. The accused then accelerated in a dangerous manner, nearly missing parked vehicles, and causing the victim to attempt to keep pace with the vehicle.
The victim’s jacket finally released from the vehicle and she fell to the ground. She then attended Kingston General Hospital, where she was treated for significant abrasions.
A few hours later, the accused man attended Kingston Police Headquarters and spoke with police about the incident.
“The accused showed obvious signs of being impaired by alcohol, and on April 1, 2019 at 11:08 a.m. police placed him under arrest,” police said in a press release on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019.
The 25-year-old Kingston man was lodged in cells and later released on conditions with a future court date. He was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation of a conveyance, and impaired operation of a conveyance exceeding the maximum blood alcohol concentration.
The following is a statement from Kingston Police:
No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660)
- Kingston Police Path of Strength Smartphone App
- Kingston Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee) and KFACC for men
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834)
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres