A local man’s dangerous driving led to a collision at the intersection of Dalton Avenue and Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard the morning of Monday, Jun. 24, 2019. The accused man fled the scene of the accident, but was located by the Kingston Police Canine Unit and charged.
The accused man was observed by a witness driving dangerously eastbound on Highway 401 on Monday, June 24, 2019 at approximately 8:15 a.m.. According to Kingston Police, the man overtook a vehicle in the fast lane by passing on the inner shoulder of the road, causing the other driver to nearly lose control of their vehicle. The accused man then took the Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard off ramp and passed another vehicle by overtaking it on the right shoulder at a high rate of speed.
After cutting across two lanes of traffic while southbound on Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard, the accused man attempted to make a left hand turn onto Dalton Avenue. The accused made no attempt to stop at the red light, entered the intersection, and struck another motor vehicle that had been attempting to turn northbound onto Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard from Dalton Avenue.
Immediately after the collision, the accused then exited his vehicle and fled on foot into a marsh and wooded area to the east of Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard. Police attended, quickly set up containment, and dispatched the Canine Unit to track the accused.
After a brief search, the Canine Unit successfully located the accused and took him into custody. The accused man was treated by Frontenac Paramedics for minor injuries. The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
Frontenac Paramedics transported the female driver from the vehicle that was struck to Kingston General Hospital with minor injuries. The accused man was treated by Frontenac Paramedics at police headquarters for minor injuries that he sustained incident to arrest.
The 45-year-old local man was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and leaving an accident scene/failure to give name.