Murray River teen arrested for drunk driving in early hours of 2014

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MONTAGUE — A 19-year-old Murray River man was taken into custody in the early morning hours this morning and charged with drunk driving.

Kings District RCMP stopped a vehicle headed southbound on Route 4 in Primrose for a traffic infraction. Mounties decided to take the driver to the Montague RCMP detachment for an impaired driving investigation.

The man took two breath tests and both were over the legal limit.

He was released from custody and will appear in Provincial Court in Georgetown at a later date.

RCMP released the following list of tips Tuesday for anyone who sees a potential drunk driver:

• Pull over and call 911

• State your location

• Vehicle description

• Licence plate number

• Colour of vehicle

• Make and model of vehicle

• Direction of travel for the vehicle

• Description of driver

"Impaired drivers can be on our roadways at all hours of the day so RCMP are asking for your help to identify and apprehend impaired drivers," stated the release.

Geographic location: Murray River, Primrose, Georgetown

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  • A.l
    January 02, 2014 - 21:27

    To all the ones saying good job officers, do you not remember being young and making poor choices? I bet most of ya'll got away with stuff such as this. Instead of saying "good on ya" yea should be rhinking how as a community avoid something like this? Could we not come up with say some sorta taxi like service, with voluntary drivers and a cheep ol minivan for every couple of communitys n the customers just provide gas money? I just thinkin off the top of my head here. Just rhink of all rhe kids out there that dont want ro get a ful taxi service fee but has no problem pitchin in a few bucks for gas eh? Sure beats sitti round waitin for the next news article of a impaired driver. Just sayin...

  • Idiots are Here
    January 01, 2014 - 19:04

    Sliding scales and never getting rid of drunk drivers. These are the words of the knuckle draggers on PEI who defend drunk drivers and most likely are drinking and driving themselves. Time to take this issue seriously and it's time to congratulate these arrests rather than whine about those who didn't get arrested. If you are so sure there are so many others than start reporting what you see. Otherwise shut up and let the police do their jobs.

  • w kennedy
    January 01, 2014 - 14:39

    The fact is the poor will be punished more severely as the penalties are considerable including increased insurance. Could this be evened out by using a sliding scale relative to income and collect more for the slack tax kitty???

    • huh
      January 01, 2014 - 16:37 Fines are fines, no sliding scale. Don't drink and drive.

  • Islander
    January 01, 2014 - 11:21

    Great work getting this Impaired Driver off the roads. Not a good way to start 2014. Law Enforcement have increased their presence throughout the Province, both RCMP and Municpal Police Agencies in their goal to rid our highways of these persons who continue to drive while drinking. There have been many public announcements in the media about this serious problem including the yearly Madd Campaigns and still we are seeing people drinking and driving. Law Enforcment need the public to be calling 911 to report suspected Impaired Drivers, they alone cannot fight this epidemic. If the trend continues the Courts will have to take a harder stance with sentening, fines, impoundment of vehicles before the message will take effect. All serious injuries and deaths by Impaired Drivers are preventable. People have to relaize this behaviour is totally unaccepteble.

    • shap
      January 01, 2014 - 12:56

      You people against impaired drivers have to wake up and realize that you will never get rid of them. It doent mater how severe the penalties are, people will still do it. If they cant pay the fine, they just go to jail to pay it off at tax payers expence. This problem stems from the persons upbringing and schools. Kids need to have the shit scared out of them at young age in terms of the consequences of drinking and driving. It all starts with education.

  • Harbour Joe
    January 01, 2014 - 11:18

    Thats pretty good but what about the other 25 drunk people that drove home from house partys in Murray Harbour, Beach point and Murray River last night .

    • Impaired
      January 01, 2014 - 18:28

      **shap- "You people against drunk driving"...this would insinuate that you are not against people who drink & drive. You are also suggesting that only people with a difficult upbringing of some kind or the schools they attended is the cause of them deciding to drive while drunk. If only they were educated more and knew that driving while intoxicated could cause so much harm, they wouldn't have done it. Right. It wouldn't have anything to do with the effects of drinking alcohol would it? Alcohol reduces our ability to think straight and causes reckless behavior. It doesn't matter how you were brought up or what school you attended.