Mounties nab three for impaired driving on the weekend

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RCMP Prince District officers say they arrested three people for impaired driving offences on Saturday.

Shortly after 10 p.m., RCMP West Prince officers responded to a complaint of a vehicle in the ditch along Route 150 in Campbellton. Once they arrived, officers arrested the lone occupant of the vehicle, a 59-year-old male from Roseville, for care or control of a motor vehicle while impaired.

He was transported to West Prince Detachment where breath samples were provided which averaged three times the legal limit.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, East Prince RCMP officers had conducted a traffic stop on Route 11 in Linkletter which led to the arrest of a 52-year-old man from Summerside for impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

He was transported to East Prince Detachment where he provided two samples of his breath which exceeded the legal limit.

In another Saturday incident that occurred shortly after 5:15 p.m., RCMP West Prince officers who were investigating another matter on Bay Road in Portage, arrested a 34-year-old male from Roxbury after the man failed a roadside screening device.

The male, who had been operating a snowmobile, was transported to West Prince Detachment, where he provided two breath samples that exceeded the legal limit.

All three men have April court dates to answer the charges.

 Over the past weekend, RCMP Prince District officers also issued two 7-day licence suspensions for people who registered a warning on Roadside Screening Device tests, and also charged two men for driving while suspended.

"Reducing the number of persons who drink and drive requires the coordinated efforts of law enforcement personnel and the general public," stated Sgt. Paul Gagne, RCMP Prince District Operations NCO.

The RCMP continues to encourage the general public to report those they feel may be operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

Geographic location: West Prince Detachment, Campbellton, Roseville Linkletter Summerside East Prince Detachment Bay Road Portage

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  • DWI
    February 25, 2013 - 15:46

    Where is the Municipal Police Services on PEI with their stats?

    February 25, 2013 - 14:56

    Great to see the Mounties nailing a few of those impaired drivers ... be nice to see a few more of you who continue to use cell phone's & text meet the same fate.

  • Liberal farce
    February 25, 2013 - 14:02

    Now that we are positive there is a market for liquor on pei maybe the Liberals can grant some more loans to brewerys right Ghiz