Peters Road man chooses driving impaired over taxi ride, says RCMP

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PETERS ROAD - A 39-year-old male resident is facing criminal charges of impaired driving after being arrested by Kings County RCMP here Saturday night.
Police said the vehicle was stopped at approximately 8:30 p.m. because it was being driven in an erratic manner.
RCMP said a local taxi cab confirmed that cab fare for the driver to get to his location would have been approximately $20.
The individual will appear in Georgetown Provincial Court for first appearance on Feb. 7, 2013. He is facing pending charges of impaired driving and driving over 80 mgs.

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Geographic location: Peters Road

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  • Islander
    December 10, 2012 - 08:45

    Great job. RCMP and City Police should have more spot checks though. The Holidays aren't the only time that people drink and drive.

  • Related Issues?
    December 10, 2012 - 07:22

    Aside from the moral imperative to not drink and drive, people have to wake up to the real economic costs. The fine ($1000 - $1500) is nothing. Nor are the associated costs of lawyers, court and the costs incurred as a result have not being able to drive for a year. The real cost is insurance. Expect to pay from $5000 to $15 000 more over a five year period - and that's minimum for a first offence. However, two things seem to conspire against even this disincentive: 1) Forethought is required to avoid instant gratification and drinking and driving. Since when does a drunk have forethought? 2) There are still attitude and financial realities that "cause" people to simply drive without insurance. There are hundreds of post-DWI's driving as you read this - without insurance. Until this problem is identified and addressed, we're all in more trouble than we may think.

    • Forgot something . . .
      December 10, 2012 - 10:42

      I am "RELATED ISSUES" above, but forgot something. I also want to add my vioice to others that have said, "Good job RCMP!" Few people know better than a cop how difficult it is to tell somebody that a drunk driver has just killed one of their loved ones. May all police officers have as quiet and peaceful a Christmas as possible.

  • The real lobsterman
    December 10, 2012 - 03:26

    Great job RCMP catching the drunk drivers. Now if the Montaque RCMP could do something about the bikers on Harleys racing between Montaque and their club house near Greek river road at 160 kmh in an 80 while weaving all over the road all day sunday .

  • Hillard.
    December 09, 2012 - 20:36

    Great work R. C. M. P. ........ Keep up the good work............

  • jane
    December 09, 2012 - 20:10

    To take a taxi anywhere on pei is cheaper then drinking and driving!!!!