A 22-year-old local man caught passed out in a vehicle was found to have more than 1 ½ times over the legal limit of alcohol.
According to a release from Kingston Police, on Jan. 8, at approximately 5 a.m. an officer began investigating a report of a passed out male in a vehicle in the area of Highway 38 and 401. The officer observed a vehicle running with the lights on. When the officer approached he observed the accused with his head leaning against the window. The officer could smell a strong odour of alcohol and had to shake the accused to wake him up. After a brief conversation the accused was arrested.
The accused was transported to police headquarters where provided breath sample indicating his blood alcohol level was more than 1 ½ times the legal limit.
The accused was charged with care and control of a motor vehicle while ability was impaired by alcohol and exceed 80 milligrams of blood alcohol.
The accused was later released on a Promise to Appear (PTA) with a future court date. 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 seven days, with the accused being responsible for all fees and fines.