Kingston resident charged for impaired driving after incident in Loyalist Township

Photo via OPP.

Earlier this week, the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a Kingston driver who left the scene of a single vehicle collision in Loyalist Township.

According to a release from the OPP, just before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2024, officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle observed on Academy Street in the Village of Bath, Loyalist Township, that appeared to have been involved in a collision. Police said the driver was observed walking away from the vehicle.

“Officers attended and located the driver of the vehicle. Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been involved in a minor single vehicle collision earlier before leaving the scene,” the OPP detailed.

The driver was subsequently arrested and transported to the detachment for further testing, according to the release. As part of the investigation, a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer was utilized.

Kurt Andersen, age 26, of Kingston, Ontario, was charged with:

  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol/drugs
  • Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Fail to remain at the scene of a collision

Andersen was reportedly released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee later this month. His licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

Kingstonist inquired with the L&A OPP as to what the driver hit and where prior to the arrest, however, no response was received by time of publication.

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