Impaired driving charges laid after crash takes out hydro pole

Kingston Police 3

A Kingston man faces impaired driving charges after a single-vehicle crash on Sir John A MacDonald Boulevard on Monday that shut down the street for most of the day. 

Police said a BMW sedan lost control southbound near Glengarry Road and went off the road around 1 a.m. Monday, shearing off a hydro poll in the process. 

No one was hurt in the crash, according to police, which caused a power outage for a short time in the area and a road closure as crews with Utilities Kingston worked to replace the pole. 

Police said the driver blew one-and-a-half times the legal limit for alcohol and was charged with impaired driving. The 36-year-old man also had his driver's license suspended for 90 days and vehicle impounded for seven. He will appear in court at a later date. 

Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard was closed in both directions between John Counter Blvd and Glengarry Road from the time of the crash until it re-opened just after 2 p.m. Monday.