Dangerous driving in Kingston’s north end led to a police pursuit and the subsequent arrest of two youths on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.
At approximately 8 p.m. that night, Kingston Police began getting reports of a vehicle driving erratically in the area of Weller Avenue and Sutherland Drive. Police determined that the vehicle in question, a silver van, had been stolen earlier that day.
As police units became involved in the pursuit, the van drove onto Highway 401, and then back off again, and the young driver continued to drive around the north end, spinning the tires and driving across grass. The suspect vehicle stopped at the intersection of Wiley Street and Weller Avenue directly behind another van of similar make, model and colour, according to Const. Kim Siemonsen, media relations officer for Kingston Police. Officers deployed a stop stick on Weller Avenue, but the first van at the stop sign turned left, hitting the stop stick and the suspect vehicle turned left to avoid the scene, but smashing into a police cruiser and a parked car.
The van then re-entered the 401, and continued driving until it stalled out from the damage at Middle Road and Highway 2, but, by that time, the driver and the passenger had switched seats, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
The two were arrested, but both were non-compliant and would not obey directions from police. The teens, one 14-years-old and the other 16-years-old, were taken into custody. Both were charged with dangerous driving, possession of stolen property and obstructing police. The 16-year was further charged with breaching probation, and the 14-year-old was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
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