One person arrested and charged after vehicle strikes business while fleeing collision scene

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A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Queen and Barrie Streets resulted in charges for one local individual after that individual attempted to flee the scene and instead struck a business near the intersection.

According to a release from Kingston Police, the report of the collision was received around 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

“Police learned, prior to arrival, that the collision had involved two vehicles and that one of the cars had attempted to flee from the scene but instead had struck a business near the intersection. Witnesses observed the driver, and lone occupant, exit their vehicle and then walk away from the scene,” Kingston Police reported.

“Both vehicles that were involved in the collision had been seriously damaged, however, no one had sustained any injuries. The accused, who had run a red light at the intersection and subsequently caused the collision, had fled from the scene without providing their name or address. This individual was last observed walking east down Queen Street.”

According to the release, through further investigation, police were able to locate the accused walking on Joseph Street. At approximately 8:30 p.m. the accused was arrested for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision without exchanging information, police stated.

“While being searched incident to arrest, the accused was found to be in possession of three knives, which contravened the conditions of a prior release order,” police said.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing today, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.

The accused 30-year-old local individual was charged with leaving an accident scene while failing to stop and provide their name and address, and failing to comply with a release order.

Police did not say whether the business struck during the incident sustained damages.

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