Drunk motorcyclist clocked 86km/h over limit: Cops

Kingston Police cruiser. (File)

Kingston Police cruiser. (File)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:10 PM ET

KINGSTON, Ont. -- A motorcyclist was charged after being clocked going 146 km/h in a 60km/h zone while his licence was under suspension -- and then blowing twice the legal limit for alcohol.

Kingston Police said on Monday said the 40-year-old Kingston man was caught on radar travelling 86 km/h over the speed limit on Bath Road around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Police had been conducting radar enforcement between Bayridge Drive and Collins Bay Road when the motorcycle with a female passenger was seen going at a high rate of speed.

The officer was able to pull over the motorcyclist in the strip mall parking lot and while speaking to the driver it was determined he had been drinking. He then failed a roadside test.

The man was taken to the Kingston Police station where a full test determined he had approximately twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Further investigation showed his driver's licence was suspended for unpaid fines.

He faces charges of exceed 80 milligrams of blood alcohol while driving, and Highway Traffic Act charges of driving while suspended, speeding and stunt racing.

As a result, the motorcycle has been impounded for seven days. The fine for such an offence is between $2,000 and $10,000.


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