On October 21, 2019 at approximately 8:10 p.m. witnesses called 911 to report a vehicle allegedly driving all over the roadway and nearly causing a head-on collision in the area of Bath and Collins Bay roads. As the vehicle traveled eastbound on Bath Road, the vehicle struck a bicycle lane marker.
Several Kingston Police officers responded and intercepted the vehicle as it approached Queen Mary Road. When the driver noticed one of the responding Kingston Police officers behind her with his cruiser’s activated lights and siren, the driver pulled over and ran up on the sidewalk before coming to an abrupt stop.
The police officer spoke with the suspect, observing that she appeared to be impaired by drugs.
The suspect was arrested for suspicion of being impaired driving by drug and was brought to a Drug Recognition Expert Officer. At the conclusion of the tests it was determined the accused was, in fact, impaired by drugs.
The driver, a 39-year-old Bath woman, has been charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by drug. She was later released on a Promise to Appear (PTA) with a future court date. Her driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days and she will face a one year suspension if convicted.
The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.