Police investigating bad driver find weapons, drugs inside vehicle

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Two local men are facing multiple charges after one of them exhibited some poor driving skills in front of a police officer.

A Kingston Police patrol officer observed a vehicle making a bad turn into a laneway off of Compton Street at approximately 2 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. When the vehicle made the turn, it ran over a curb and stopped abruptly. The driver then revved the engine, and the vehicle lurched forward before driving behind the building.

The officer followed the vehicle into a rear parking lot and saw the vehicle parked on an angle across two parking spots. As the male driver exited the vehicle, the officer recognized him and knew he was a suspended driver, according to a press release from Kingston Police. The male driver was subsequently arrested.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found an expandable baton, a Taser, and a pellet gun that resembled a semi-automatic firearm, as well as a quantity of suspected crystal methamphetamine and digital scales. The male passenger was then also arrested and both men were taken to police headquarters to await bail hearings.

The 23-year-old driver and the 24-year-old passenger, both from Kingston, were jointly charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, and two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon in a motor vehicle. The driver was additionally charged with two counts of breach of a weapons prohibition, and the vehicle was seized and impounded.

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