Citizens Detain Impaired Driver from Fleeing Collision

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Kingston Police headquarters

Kingston Police report citizens prevented an impaired driver from fleeing the scene of a collision on Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 pm when the accused was driving at a high rate of speed northbound on University Avenue and struck a parked vehicle near Brock Street.

The driver then continued heading northbound, swerving into oncoming traffic before coming to a stop on the front yard of a house on University Avenue at Garrett Street.

The accused attempted to flee on foot, but was detained by witnesses until police arrived.

According to police, the driver – a 27-year-old Toronto woman – was belligerent with officers and uncooperative through the booking process at police headquarters.

The individual was subsequently charged with impaired driving and fail to provide breath sample, later released with a future court date.

Th woman’s driver’s licence is also automatically suspended for 90 days and will receive a one year suspension if convicted.


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Photos from the scene were posted by First Response Media on Twitter that evening. (Follow: @FRM_YGK)


Photo – Police HQ: Google


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