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Kingston Police have charged a Perth mother who they say was caught driving while impaired with her child in the back seat on Tuesday morning.

The local force said in a news release that at approximately 10:15 a.m., the accused was driving south on Perth Road with her one-year-old child in the vehicle. The woman suddenly swerved at a passing vehicle, nearly causing a collision. She then rear-ended another vehicle stopped at a red light near Highway 401.

After the collision, the woman accelerated toward a light post then came to a stop. When witnesses checked on her well-being, they found the young child crying in the back seat.

The child was transported to hospital but was uninjured.

The officer who responded to the collision noted that the woman was likely impaired by drug and placed her under arrest.

A 26-year-old Perth woman is charged with impaired driving by drug. She was later released with a promise to appear in court.

Source: The Kingston Whig-Standard