Driver arrested for DUI, gun possession after honking at Kingston police

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KINGSTON — A man was arrested late last night after he repeatedly honked his horn at police officers assisting at a motor vehicle crash on Main St. and refused to comply with their orders.

The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. when a white BMW driven by the unidentified man approached the crash scene.

The driver expressed his irritation with the police presence by blaring his horn as he drove past.

Officers attempted to pull over the BMW, but the driver initially refused to stop.

When he finally did halt, the man resisted verbal commands and engaged in a verbal altercation with the officers, moving around inside his vehicle.

After being forcibly removed from his car, the man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, smelled of booze, and was found to have a loaded Glock handgun in the driver’s side door compartment, along with a nearby bottle of Crown Royal.

The suspect was taken into custody and was uncooperative during the booking process, answering booking questions only after several attempts.

He has since calmed down and is being processed.

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges including operating under the influence (OUI), firearms violations, and other motor vehicle offenses.

No injuries were reported in connection with the incident.

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