34-year-old Ottawa resident charged in Kingston single-vehicle collision

A 34-year-old Ottawa-area man was charged with impaired driving after a vehicle left the road on Sunday and hit a traffic control post.

Kingston Police say officers responded to reports of a motor vehicle traveling northbound at high speed on Division Street in north Kingston at around 7.25am on November 13.

The accused lost control of their motor vehicle, which left the roadway, knocking over a traffic control pole before crossing the intersection of First Canada Avenue.

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The driver then left the roadway a second time, hitting a second pole, a fire hydrant and a large commercial sign.

At the scene, police said the accused was visibly intoxicated. The individual was later arrested and transported to police headquarters, where he provided two breath samples and was found to have more than 1.5 times the legal alcohol limit in his system.

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An unnamed 34-year-old man has been charged with impaired and dangerous driving.

The accused was later released with a future court date.

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