Charlottetown man charged with impaired driving after passing out

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A 34-year-old Charlottetown man has been charged with impaired driving after being discovered while passed out in a vehicle in the Sobey’s parking lot.

Charlottetown police received a call regarding the man at the Allen Street Sobeys at 4:56 p.m. Saturday.

Upon arriving, police arrested the man. He will be appearing in provincial court at a later date.

Police said they continue to encourage the public to report any instances of impaired driving.

Organizations: Allen Street Sobeys

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Sobey

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  • don
    December 26, 2013 - 10:26

    Think think think i have given many idea to stop drunk murders but the government will never doit till they lose a member of there family to a drunk. and this dumb idea of a secret plate lol. after one drunk driving arrest mark the car. or take the car, no licence for 2 years 2nd time 2 years in jail plus a day. you kill a person life and a day does not mater who you are. now Think think think you tell us with all your super brains how to stop drunks once and for all?

    • Peiguytoo
      December 26, 2013 - 21:10

      Don, your rant is spoiled by a litany of spelling, punctuation and grammar errors … simply too illiterate to deserve serious attention.

    • Peiguytoo
      December 26, 2013 - 21:11

      Don, your rant is spoiled by a litany of spelling, punctuation and grammar errors … simply too illiterate to deserve serious attention.

  • What Abouthim
    December 26, 2013 - 09:16

    And tell me then, why are they NOT charging the 50 year old who they found injured behind the wheel of his car in Crapaud Very impaired. He seems to think that the RCMP aren't going to charge him. Next time maybe he'll kill himself, or someone you Love. Charge them all.

  • Islander
    December 26, 2013 - 07:26

    Just look at this situation as one more Impaired Driver not on the road drunk. He may have been sleeping it off but lets not forget he drove there and would be on the road again after he woke up. Great work to whoever reported this to Police. This tool of calling 911 is the best thing we have to fight this epidemic of driving while drinking. This behaviour is unacceptable.

  • w kennedy
    December 26, 2013 - 01:52

    Maybe sleeping in car was the best thing if he realized he wasn't fit to drive? Hopefully that will be considered, he wasn't driving drunk.

    • To w kennedy
      December 26, 2013 - 07:57

      If you are behind the wheel, with possession of keys, then it can be assumed at some point you in fact drove under the influence. If, as you say, he was sleeping it off, he should have crawled in the back seat and made sure the keys were locked in the dash out of his reach. Who knows, with the cold temperatures, maybe the police saved his sorry ass. Sorry, I have NO pity for lame defense excuses, Technically, he wasn't driving at the time, but his vehicle got there somehow!!

    • huh
      December 26, 2013 - 08:14

      Then how did he get to Sobey's?

  • Ben Adler
    December 25, 2013 - 22:57

    Tell us Don, how much do the Tories pay you for each time you post? You must do pretty good off them judging by how often you post. I just hope they pay by quantity and not quality of your comments.

  • Bobby Gibson
    December 25, 2013 - 22:46

    I have to agree that Don's (I am a big Conservative supporter and proud of it) schtick is becoming tiresome. He seems to be a one trick pony who only has one opinion and that is Liberals are bad and Tories are good. Pretty narrow view of the world.

  • Bud Brunsey
    December 25, 2013 - 22:38

    I would not be surprised if Don is on the Tory payroll in some capacity. More likely a Conservative staffer who has been told what to post. He is such a partisan he makes Garth Staples look like a moderate.

  • Jim Morrison
    December 25, 2013 - 22:35

    Don is a Tory and posts nothing but rants against the Liberals. The fact he equates getting drunks off the roads with lining Wes Sheridan's pockets tells you all you need to know about Don.

  • Really?
    December 25, 2013 - 17:34

    @Don, is that what you really took from an article about arresting a drunk driver & reporting drunk drivers to the police? How about the lives that are saved? Do you think the pitiful little fine this person will get will do anymore then cover the cost of the jail time, police salaries & court time? I suppose you would rather we have more innocent deaths caused by idiots who haven't got the common sense to know they aren't capable of driving? This has got nothing to do with lining the pockets of Wes Sheridan's friends! I think you need a reality check buddy!

  • To Don
    December 25, 2013 - 17:27

    Every time the police nab an impaired driver, they may have intervened in saving the life of your loved one or you. Keep up the good work. Call 911 even if it is to report your own family member.

  • don
    December 25, 2013 - 15:16

    every time a drunk is nailed wes smiles all the way o the bank. so the more drunks police can get the more money wes has to help his friends with "non" pay back loans.

    • Think think think
      December 25, 2013 - 19:26

      Don, your theme is really getting tiring when we have a much more important issue in this story, i.e getting potential killers off the road. It's time to give your continuous rant a vacation.