Kingston Police arrest intoxicated man driving without lights on

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A man with more than two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system possessing suspected cocaine was found by police after driving was his lights off on Friday, Jul. 5, 2019.

At approximately 4:10 a.m., the accused man was observed by police driving a motor vehicle with no lights on south on Montreal Street near Joseph Street in downtown Kingston. After pulling the vehicle over and speaking with the accused, a strong odour of alcohol was detected on his breath. The male, who showed several symptoms of being impaired by alcohol, was subsequently arrested.

Police also located a small baggie containing a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine when searching the accused.

The accused man was transported to police headquarters where he provided two breath samples, and was found to have more than two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The accused was later released on conditions with a future court date. His driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days, and he will face a one-year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was also seized and impounded for 7 days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.

The 43-year-old man was charged with impaired operation of conveyance, impaired operation of conveyance (vehicle) exceeding the legal blood alcohol concentration, and unlawfully possession of a Schedule 1 substance.

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