A single vehicle collision with pole has resulted in charges for a local woman after police found her to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 when, at approximately 4:45 p.m., the accused woman was driving northbound on Mowat Avenue in central Kingston. Attempting to turn onto Johnson Street, the driver spun out of control and ended up on the curb on the north side of Johnson Street. According to Kingston Police, the woman then attempted to accelerate forward, “apparently unaware that her vehicle was no longer on the roadway,” and struck a utilities pole causing extensive damage to the front end of the vehicle. Kingston Fire and Rescue and Frontenac Paramedics attended the scene where the accused was given medical treatment.
According to a press release from Kingston Police on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, police arrived on the scene at approximately 4:55 p.m. and an officer made observations that the accused woman was impaired by alcohol. The woman was subsequently arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, where she provided two breath samples. She was found to have approximately three-and-a-half times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.
The 43-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.
The accused woman was released with a future court day. 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 woman will be responsible for all related fees and fines.