Man impaired by drug causes collision on Bath Road

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

An erratic driver on Bath Road was reported to Kingston Police before they struck another vehicle, causing minor injuries. A 31 year old local man was arrested and charged.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021, Kingston Police said they received many 911 calls in regards to an erratic driver who was operating a motor vehicle eastbound on Bath Road in Kingston. According to a release from Kingston Police, the vehicle was observed by witnesses swerving back and forth from the shoulder of the roadway into the two eastbound lanes.

The accused male, who continued to drive erratically, proceeded to collide with another vehicle just west of the intersection of Bath Road and Armstrong Road, police said. Kingston Police responded immediately and discovered that the driver of the vehicle that had been struck in the collision had sustained minor injuries. As a result that driver was transported to Kingston General Hospital to be assessed.

The officer who spoke with the erratic driver made observations that the accused was impaired, according to the release. The accused male was arrested at approximately 3:30 p.m. and brought to a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Officer at police headquarters. Police said it was determined the accused was impaired by drug.

A 31 year old local man was charged with operation of a conveyance while impaired by drug.

The accused male was later released on conditions with a future court date. His driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days and he would face a one year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.

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