ST. ANN - A 70-year-old male from Pleasant Valley, with 10 previous convictions for impaired driving, is now facing an 11th similar charge following an incident Wednesday, say RCMP.
The man has been charged with impaired driving and failure to provide breath samples.
Queens District RCMP say they responded to a call early Wednesday evening of a vehicle in the ditch off Myers Road near New Glasgow.
Police said the local fire department arrived on scene first and located a 70-year-old male attempting to move his car from the ditch. The vehicle was stuck in the ditch and the driver was unable to move it.
A volunteer fire fighter at the scene removed the keys from the vehicle at which time the driver fled the scene. RCMP arrived and located the driver a short distance away from the vehicle in a wooded area.
The driver was taken into custody and charged with impaired driving and refused to provide a sample of his breath. He was released from custody the following day and will appear in Charlottetown Provincial court on January 14, 2013.
Police said between 1986 and 2004 this same individual accumulated 10 previous convictions for impaired driving.