Kingston Police made two arrests over the weekend thanks to tips from citizens regarding suspected impaired drivers.
The first case took place on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, and involved a citizen chasing down the accused man.
At approximately 9:15 p.m., the accused man struck a parked vehicle on North Bartlett Street and then fled on foot. A citizen took chase while contacting police, and both parties were located by responding officers in a parking lot off of Smith Street, not far from where the collision took place.
An officer observed that the accused man was impaired by alcohol. He was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, where he provided two breath samples and found to have approximately three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
The 47-year-old Kingston man was charged with failure to remain at the scene of an accident, impaired driving, and operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol in system. He was later released with a future court date.
Then, on Sunday, Dec. 16 at approximately 1:10 a.m., Kingston Police received a phone call indicating a woman was driving erratically on Bath Road and striking multiple street signs. The accused woman then made her way to the Polson Park area where she drove down a wide walking path that connects Casterton Avenue and Portsmouth Avenue. After, on Dedrick Drive, a pedestrian was forced to run out of the way while as was crossing the street because the accused woman drove towards him at a high rate of speed, according to Kingston Police.
As the woman continued driving along Dedrick Drive, she struck two vehicles and failed to remain at the scene of either collision. The accused woman then made her way to Norman Rogers Drive, where she lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and collided with three vehicles parked in a driveway.
A responding officer observed that the accused woman was impaired by alcohol, and she was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters. There, she provided two breath samples and was found to have approximately three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.
The 27-year-old woman from Sydenham is charged with dangerous driving, two counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident, impaired driving, and operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol in system. She was later released with a future court date.
Both of the accused party’s driver’s licences are automatically suspended for 90 days. If convicted, they will each face a one year suspension. Additionally, the both of their vehicles were seized and impounded for seven days. The two accused parties will be responsible for all associated fees and fines.