RCMP nab another impaired driver

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Kings County RCMP in Souris have nabbed another impaired driver.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. Sunday, a police officer observed a pickup truck driving erratically in the IGA parking lot in Souris. Police stopped the vehicle and arrested the 40-year-old male driver from Souris West at the scene.

Impaired driving and related charges are pending against the driver, who was released from custody and will appear in Georgetown court at a later date.

In a news release, the RCMP made a plea to the public to continue to assist them in the apprehension of impaired drivers by calling 911 when they believe another motorist is impaired.

Organizations: RCMP, IGA

Geographic location: Souris, Georgetown

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  • Hilrey
    January 07, 2013 - 21:46

    I think there should be a reward for people who report drunk drivers to 911 .the reward should be added onto the convicted persons fine .Then it is money that does not have to come from tax payers. It would give a person who is going to drive when drinking something to think about .There would be a bounty on them ...

  • disheartened
    January 07, 2013 - 21:39

    Perhaps we need to try a different approach. We live in such a small province, perhaps larger publications of the suspect,. Sometimes, the best factor can be media coverage. Embarrassment can certainly have an influence. And instead of just slamming out jail time, whether its weekends served or a short time in, what ever happened to serving the community! How about some serious "in the public eye" service, being involved with community outreach programs. Im not saying its the answer, but it would certainly be more productive than letting someone vacation in our " jail ".

  • good job
    January 07, 2013 - 18:19

    I commend the RCMP for their diligence. I would like to see policing budgets increased to pay for more patrols so we can nab even more. And do away with the old PEI ''weekend sentence'' BS. You get convicted, you get sentenced to straight time and no credit for time already served. It should be 6 months to 1 year minimum security jail for blowing 0.5. The sentence should go up by 2 years for every 0.1 above that. And seize their car permanently. You should have a public event every few months where you have all the drunks' seized cars and trucks and you get a HUGE steamroller that crushes the things into razor blades. Invite the media too. Make it a big event.

  • Charlie
    January 07, 2013 - 17:17

    This is not the police not doing their jobs ,but the Judges not doing theirs. Table 2 criminal code for impaired driving offenses States even the 1st. Offense can mean jail time. Why is the code not being applies. Are the judges afraid to follow the code ? May be they should explain this.

  • Aaron Jarvis
    January 07, 2013 - 15:41

    Plain and simple any sign of drinking 1 year in jail ( 10 glasses or 1/2 a glass ) . You get in a accident 10 years in jail or you kill someone life , The gov can use the motel downtown that is collect dust . Mind you take out the nice beds and tvs . .

    • Jason
      January 07, 2013 - 18:10

      Easy aaron lol. Stiffer sentences for sure but your getting a little carried away.

  • Don't let friends and family drink and drive
    January 07, 2013 - 14:05

    If you can't stop them call 911. Well done another life saved.