Kingston woman arrested for impaired driving after collision with pole

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A local woman is facing impaired driving charges after a concerned citizen contacted police following a single vehicle collision in central Kingston.

The citizen notified Kingston Police of the collision at approximately 2:10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The collision occurred in the area of Armstrong Road and Bath Road.

Responding officers located the vehicle, which had left the roadway, travelled onto the median, and struck a pole. The vehicle’s airbags had been deployed, and the front end of the vehicle and sustained substantial damage from the collision, according to police.

An officer spoke with the female driver of the vehicle and made observations that she was impaired by alcohol. The woman was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, where she provided two breath samples and was found to have approximately two times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

The accused woman was later released with a future court date. Her driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days, and she will face a one-year suspension if convicted. Additionally, the vehicle was impounded for seven days, and the accused will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

The 29-year-old Kingston woman was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance (vehicle), and impaired operation of a conveyance while exceeding the legal blood alcohol concentration.

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  • February 20, 2020 at 9:54 pm
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    Drunk drivers are the worst sort of scum. The outright stupidity and/or lack of common decency showing such utter disregard for everybody else is absolutely mind boggling. I think the punishments should be increased.

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