Kingston youth arrested, charged with impaired driving

Kingston Police on scene after a 17-year-old driver rear-ended another vehicle and was found to be impaired. Photo by Lucas Mulder.


Kingston Police have confirmed details regarding a collision that occurred on Monday, Mar. 4, 2019 in the University District.

Just after 2:30 p.m. that day, a two-vehicle collision occurred on Alfred Street, just north of Union Street. There, the accused female was driving southbound on Alfred Street towards the intersection at Union Street. Another vehicle, also travelling southbound, was stopped with its turn indicator on, waiting to turn left into a private driveway.  The accused struck the waiting vehicle from behind and attempted to pass it in the oncoming northbound lane of Alfred Street.

As police arrived on scene, the responding officer formed reasonable grounds that the accused was under the influence of alcohol. The victim of the crash sustained minor injuries, according to witnesses

The 17-year-old female from Kingston has been charged impaired operation of a conveyance exceed blood alcohol concentration, meaning driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of over 80 mgs per 100ml or blood. The accused youth was released from the Kingston Police Headquarters on a promise to appear with a future court date. The vehicle, which was registered to a relative, was towed and is impounded for seven days, as per provincial legislation, and the youth will be responsible for all related fees and fines. The youth’s G2 licence was seized and her licence is suspended for 90 days, with a further one-year suspension if convicted.

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