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Uncle charged with impaired driving after rear-ending nephew at red light in Ontario

Kingston Police / File

Police in Kingston, Ont., charged a 63-year-old man with impaired driving after he unknowingly rear-ended his own nephew at a stoplight.

Kingston police said a 46-year-old Kingston man was stopped at a red light on Princess Street and Sydenham Road when he was struck from behind around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

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The man then got out of the vehicle to assess the damage and discovered his uncle was behind the wheel “apparently intoxicated.”

Police arrested the unnamed suspect at the scene and he gave a breath sample that police said showed he was about double the legal limit. He was then charged with impaired driving.

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He was later released for a future court date and his licence was suspended for 90 days. His vehicle was also impounded for seven days and could face a one-year driving suspension if convicted.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Kingston police at (613) 549-4660.

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