Police arrest Nova Scotia man for impaired

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Charlottetown Police Services

City police arrested a Nova Scotia male for impaired driving after responding to a collision on University Avenue near Buchanan Drive early Friday morning.

Offices received the call at approximately 1:02 a.m. and on arrival determined that one of the drivers involved was impaired.

The accused driver is a 40-year-old male from Lower Sackville, N.S. and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.

Police said no one was injured in the collision


Charlottetown Police Services are also searching for a 20-year-old area man responsible for a break-and-enter at a residence on Pleasant Street Thursday evening.

Police said the suspect has been identified and will be arrested when located.


Organizations: Police Services

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Lower Sackville, Charlottetown Pleasant Street

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  • Bmac
    February 11, 2013 - 02:52

    If we can have zero tolerance for those not wearing seat belts,why is there not zero tolerance for drunk driving?

  • Bmac
    February 10, 2013 - 10:01

    I report dangerous driving or suspected drunk driving at every opportunity.Alot of what's wrong with the drunk driving situation on PEI is the unwillingness of individuals to turn in these offenders.The "good old boy network" protecting each other from "The Law".When that mentality changes,or worse - you lose someone you love to an impaired/dangerous driver -alot will change for the better.

    • agree
      February 10, 2013 - 11:06

      I completely agree - I do the same. I have personally called 911 at least 10 times in the past year on my cellphone when I have observed dangerous and possibly drunk driving. On at least 2 of these occasions, the RCMP have called me back to thank me as they were successful in apprehending and convicting drunk drivers. Many people don't realize but you are PERMITTED to call 911 on your cellphone (so long as it is safe for you to do so) and on several occasions I have provided the license plate number and then followed behind at a safe distance to report where the driver is going and arranged for the RCMP to get a car in place to intercept them. We need more people doing this across the province. Police can't be everywhere and they always appreciate a concerned citizen helping them catch someone breaking the law.

    February 10, 2013 - 09:59

    Get real. PEI leads the way in most things such as the highest taxes in Canada. the worst Government in Canada, the highest prices for products in Canada, etc. But certainly not in prison time. Far to many times people get off with a weekend in the Sleepy Hollow Resort. Pei must certainyt rank in the bottom when it comes to punishment for convicted felons unless of course it is a crime that takes tax money away from the Government such as illegal tobacco . then you get hit with the maximum that is allowed.

  • Concerned about number of DWI
    February 10, 2013 - 07:38

    Anytime Police get an Impaired Driver from behind the wheel is great news. Peole have to do their part and call 911 to report any suspected Impaired Drivers. People have to stop individuals from getting behind the wheel if drinking, evan if its family. PEI does have one of the highest penalties in Canada. The problem is people just don't get it and still continue to drink and drive. Some how the message is not getting through. All we can do is try harder, report these suspected Impaired Drivers and keep our roads safe. We could all be the victim of an Impaired Driver. Never assume it can't happen to you.

  • John
    February 09, 2013 - 18:29

    Thank you Officers. Any drunk off of the road is good news.

  • Ex islander
    February 09, 2013 - 17:18

    Actually pei has some of the harshest DUI penalties in the country. It's the only province that you get jail time first offense. Maybe ppl should look into the criminal system and stop blaming the courts and judges for people making bad decisions and getting behind the wheel drunk.

  • Justine Thyme
    February 09, 2013 - 16:09

    The City Police and RCMP have been making these kind of arrests for years, The public frustration should be with the court system which lets these offenders walk.

  • Garth Staples
    February 09, 2013 - 13:45

    Why reference to NS Man. Run out of names for PEI drivers?

  • Dale
    February 09, 2013 - 12:26

    Great. Now they're coming from off-island to drink and drive....they must have heard that this is a slap-on-the-wrist province for that kind of crime.

    • nitpicker
      February 09, 2013 - 15:52

      Actually, that's not true at all. Minimum sentences for DUI are set by the Criminal Code of Canada. Provinces have some additional leeway, and PEI leads all provinces in sentencing offenders to prison time.

  • Bmac
    February 09, 2013 - 12:23

    These routine arrests for impaired driving etc by the City Police & RCMP should not be making headlines.They are simply now doing what they were supposed to all along and now that they "seem" to be paying attention to their job,they want to create a persona that they are Super Cops. They must have hired a PR person with a direct line to the media! Ah well,we are nothing if not political...

    • huh
      February 09, 2013 - 15:55

      That's hogwash. Drunk driving arrests, and other traffic incidents, have been in the headlines here for as long as I can remember, they are not just starting to "appear" because someone somewhere now wants the cops to look good.