Release Date: August 12, 2019

19-29639

 

On August 10, 2019 at approximately 10:35 p.m. police were notified that a fail to remain collision had just occurred in the area of Princess Street and Macdonnell Street in downtown Kingston. Witnesses had observed that a red Dodge pickup truck had left the scene of the collision after impacting a white motor vehicle.

 

Police located the vehicle unattended in the area of Princess Street and Clergy Street. White paint transfer was visible on the front bumper and an alcoholic beverage was observed in the console. Police briefly attended a nearby restaurant in an effort to locate the male accused however upon their return the suspect vehicle had been driven away from the scene.

 

At approximately 11:20 p.m. police received information that the suspect vehicle had been involved in a second collision on Highway 38. Witnesses had observed the accused as he fled into the nearby woods after rolling the vehicle in the middle of the road. Police located the vehicle on its roof and a search was initiated for the accused.

 

Ontario Provincial Police located and arrested the accused at his residence in Verona and on August 11, 2019 at approximately 1:40 a.m. he was turned over to Kingston Police who arrested and transported him to police headquarters where he was later released on conditions with a future court date.

 

A 29-year-old local man was charged with impaired operation of conveyance, and two counts leave accident scene fail to give name.

 

His driver’s licence is automatically suspended for 90 days and would face a one year suspension if convicted. The vehicle was seized and impounded for 7 days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.

 

Impaired driving information from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation

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