In the early morning of December 22nd 2018, a red sedan traveling westbound on John Counter Boulevard left the roadway and struck rocks being used for the future railway overpass several hundred yards down the road. There were two occupants in the vehicle at the time of the collision. The female passenger was treated and transported to hospital by Frontenac Paramedics with minor injuries and was later discharged.
The male driver of the red sedan was arrested on scene once officers determined that the accused had been operating the vehicle while impaired by alcohol. According to a statement from Sgt. Steve Koopman of Kingston Police, the 37-year old male driver blew almost twice the legal limit (Over 80mg).
The accused’s new vehicle was totalled in the collision and according to police the damages will not be covered by insurance as alcohol was a factor in the collision. The driver is facing a minimum $1,500 fine, loss of license for one year, and his totalled vehicle will be impounded for seven days.