West-end power outage caused by impaired driver, say Kingston police

A Kingston, Ont., man is facing impaired driving charges after he allegedly caused a power outage that lasted for hours in the city’s west-end.

Police say a Nissan Pathfinder struck a hydro pole in the area of Nottinghill Avenue and Woodbine Road on April 1, just after 5 p.m.

“The pole came down, causing sparking live wires and a power outage to some west-end residents,” Kingston police said.

He was charged with impaired driving and having more than 80 milligrams blood-alcohol level.

His driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 90 days and he could see a minimum one year’s suspension if convicted.

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