A collision at the intersection of two of the busiest roads in Kingston’s west end was caused by a driver who was impaired by a drug, according to Kingston Police.
The collision occurred shortly before 12:32 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 at the intersection of Bath and Gardiners Roads. Responding officers found that three vehicles had been involved in the crash, which took place in the eastbound lane of Bath Road.
Police learned that the accused man had been swerving between lanes prior to rear-ending a vehicle which was stopped at a red light. The force of the collision caused the stopped vehicle to in turn rear-end another vehicle.
Officers on the scene spoke with the accused man, who displayed symptoms of being impaired, according to Kingston Police. The accused man was arrested for impaired driving by drug, and was taken to Kingston Police Headquarters. There, the accused man was tested by a Drug Recognition Expert Officer. After the test, the Drug Recognition Expert determined that the accused man was impaired by a drug.
The accused man was later released on a promise to appear with a future court date. His driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days, and he will face a one-year licence suspension if convicted. Additionally, his vehicle was towed and impounded, and the accused man will be responsible for all related fees and fines.
The 43-year-old Kingston man was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance (vehicle).