Truck occupants injured, driver facing impaired charges after collision with house

A truck driver collided with a house on Rose Abbey Drive, injuring several passengers in the truck and causing damage to the home. Photo by Kingstonist/Peter McKenty

Kingston Police confirm that a 21-year-old Kingston individual is facing multiple impaired driving charges after driving a truck into a house in Kingston’s east end.

According to police, several occupants in the grey Ford-150 pickup truck were injured after the driver collided with the home on Rose Abbey Drive.

“At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 Kingston Police were notified of a truck striking the house located on Rose Abbey Dr between Maureen St and Dalgleish Ave,” Kingston Police said in a press release.

“The side of the garage was struck, causing structural damage to one wall and disrupting electrical service to the residence. A family was inside the house at the time of the collision but were not injured.”

A truck driver collided with a house on Rose Abbey Drive, injuring several passengers in the truck and causing damage to the home. Photo by Kingstonist/Peter McKenty

Uniform Patrol officers, Frontenac Paramedics and Kingston Fire & Rescue arrived on scene shortly after the collision, finding four occupants between 19 and 23 years of age, in various stages of medical distress.

According to police, all four individuals were transported to hospital with injuries ranging from minor to critical.

“Kingston Police Traffic Safety Unit collision reconstructionists and Forensic Identification Officers later attended to process the scene,” Kingston Police said.

The road remained closed for approximately 10 hours as police conducted their investigation, being re-opened at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Kingston Police said officers formed grounds that the driver was impaired by alcohol, and samples of the driver’s breath were taken indicating they were in excess of the legal limit of 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.

A truck driver collided with a house on Rose Abbey Drive, injuring several passengers in the truck and causing damage to the home. Photo by Kingstonist/Peter McKenty

“The driver was subsequently charged with impaired operation and driving while being over the legal limit of blood alcohol concentration,” Kingston Police said.

“Subsequently, due to the injuries sustained by the passengers the driver was additionally charged with three counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm,” police continued.

The accused has now been released on an Undertaking with a future court date.

“Their driver’s licence is immediately suspended for 90 days and the vehicle impounded for a mandatory seven days. If convicted on a first offence an individual’s licence is suspended for one year and carries a minimum $1,000 penalty. The maximum penalty for impaired operation causing bodily harm is 14 years imprisonment,” police confirmed.

Kingston Police is asking anyone with information relating to this investigation to please contact Constable Kelsey Collins at [email protected] or 613-549-4660 ext. 6428.

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