Impaired driver keeps driving heavily damaged vehicle after collision
(Dec 21st, 2017-Kingston, ON) A 47-year-old local woman is facing impaired driving charges after she allegedly rolled over her vehicle and kept driving for another 4 kilometres before being stopped.
Witnesses say they saw the red SUV roll over after hitting a snowbank at the intersection of Bayridge Dr and Lincoln Dr at around 9:45 p.m. on Thursday night. Debris from the single vehicle collision was strewn along the Bayridge Dr sidewalk for a length of about 25 metres. The female driver was then observed to continue driving southbound despite the severe damage to her vehicle and an obstructed view due to the deployment of several of the vehicle's airbags. Several witnesses contacted Kingston Police and continued to follow the vehicle, with its airbags reportedly flying out the windows, for several kilometres as the driver continued eastbound on Front Rd and then turned right onto Chelsea Rd, finally stopping after partially mounting the curb. Kingston Police conducted investigations at both scenes until approximately 11:00 p.m.
The driver was arrested, charged with impaired driving and taken to Kingston Police headquarters for further breathalyzer testing. Those readings indicated that she was approximately 2.5 times over the legal limit.