Kingston teen facing drug charges after collision with bus shelter

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A local youth has been arrested and charged after he took his parent’s vehicle, crashed into a Kingston Transit bus shelter, and was later found to be in possession of marijuana and a quantity of unidentified pills.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, Kingston Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Norman Rogers Drive and Cliff Crescent. Police arrived to find that the bus shelter at that intersection had been “heavily damaged” by a vehicle that had fled the scene prior to their arrival.

The ensuing investigation found that the vehicle in question had been taken by the accused youth from a west end address without the consent of his parents. Police attended the address at approximately 10:50 a.m. the same day, and the youth was located and arrested. Upon arrest, the youth was searched and police found a quantity of marijuana in jars and a clear baggie. Additionally, police found the accused youth to be in possession of several baggies containing “various pills,” according to a press release from Kingston Police.

The 16-year-old local male youth was charged with:

  • Taking a motor vehicle without consent
  • Possession of a Schedule 4 substance for trafficking
  • Possession of cannabis for the purpose of distributing

The youth additionally received provincial charges for:

  • Failing to remain at the scene of a vehicle accident
  • Driving a motor vehicle with no license
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