A local woman has been arrested and charged after she caused multiple collisions and drove across the city while impaired.
The first incident occurred at approximately 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The accused woman was driving in downtown Kingston in the area of Bagot and Barrack Streets when she struck another vehicle stopped at that intersection. The woman was then observed by witnesses driving away from the scene while jumping curbs and operating her vehicle in an erratic and unsafe manner.
After leaving the scene of that collision, the woman continued driving to the intersection of Portsmouth Avenue and Johnson Street. There, she struck another vehicle before leaving the scene of the collision again. According to witnesses, other vehicles were damaged as a result of the collision.
As Kingston Police were searching for the accused woman, they received a report from concerned members of the public who saw her entering a store in the area of Front and Days Roads. The witnesses indicated the woman had extremely slurred speech and that the front of her vehicle was damaged as though she’d recently been in a collision.
At approximately 7:55 p.m., the woman was located by police with her car still parked in the parking lot of the store on Front Road. The responding officer observed that the accused woman was impaired by alcohol. At first, the woman resisted arrest, but was then successfully arrested and transported to Kingston Police Headquarters where she provided two breath samples. The woman was found to have approximately two times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.
The 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, her vehicle was impounded for seven days, and the woman will be responsible for all related fees and fines.
The 31-year-old woman was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance (vehicle) and impaired operation of a conveyance while exceeding the legal blood alcohol concentration.