Suspected Impaired Man Drives Rental Car into River

A local man, 49, was arrested after driving a rental car into a river.

Kingston Police got a call around 9:00 p.m. Thursday about a vehicle driven at a high rate of speed into the Cataraqui River at the east end of John Counter Boulevard.

When Police arrived on scene Thursday evening,  a soaking wet man was standing on John Counter and there was a fully submerged vehicle about 75 feet from the shoreline.  

The man was arrested after failing a roadside alcohol screening test.

Police say he was had roughly one and a half times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

The accused was charged with operating a vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol.

The accused was later released on a Promise to Appear with a future court date.