Police find impaired driver stopped in the wrong lane of traffic

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A driver found stopped in an eastbound lane while facing westbound was arrested and charged after Kingston Police happened upon him and determined he was impaired by alcohol.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 when officers on patrol came across a vehicle facing westbound while stopped in the eastbound lane of Middle Road near Highway 15. As the officers approached the vehicle to investigate, the found a lone male occupant in the driver’s seat. Upon speaking with the man, the officers “made several observations he was impaired by alcohol,” Kingston Police said in a press release.

The accused man was arrested and taken to Kingston Police headquarters, where he provided two breath samples and was found to have approximately two times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The 38-year-old Kingston man was charged with impaired driving by alcohol, and having a blood alcohol content equal or over 80 mg within two hours of driving. Additionally, the man’s driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days, and he will face a one-year suspension if convicted. The man’s vehicle was also seized an impounded for seven days, and he will be responsible for all related fees and fines.

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