Poor driving in front of a police officer in March landed one local man in jail in April.
Kingston Police said in a news release that on March 15 a traffic officer saw the poor driving while posted near the intersection of Bath and Palace roads. The officer reported seeing the driver accelerate his vehicle as he approached the intersection in an attempt to make the advanced green and turn left. The driver lost control of his vehicle, which ended up spinning out and doing a 180-degree turn, nearly hitting an eastbound vehicle. The driver was able to regain control and head southbound on Palace Road.
The officer stopped to speak to the driver about his driving but then discovered he was a prohibited driver and only held a G1 class licence. As a result, the driver was charged with driving while disqualified under the Criminal Code of Canada, and under the Highway Traffic Act with failing to stop for an amber arrow and for being a class G1 licence-holding driver unaccompanied by qualified driver.
The vehicle was impounded for 45 days and the accused was issued an appearance notice with a future court date.
Later, police realized the man was on a conditional sentence order and his actions while driving breached that order.
On Wednesday, the 22-year-old man turned himself in to police and was held to attend bail court.
Source: The Kingston Whig-Standard