Once again a drunk Islander has been caught after driving into an RCMP check point.
In the early morning hours on Sunday, May 25, East Prince RCMP were conducting a check point on Route 104.
A 23-year-old male drove into the stop and was arrested for impaired driving. He later failed a breath test and is scheduled to appear in court on July 17.
Members of the RCMP were out in full force last week for Canada Road Safety Week.
Many checkpoints were set up across the Island, resulting, said a statement issued by the RCMP, in six impaired driving charges, 20 seatbelt tickets, 96 aggressive driving tickets, five tickets for using a cell phone while driving, plus 35 other miscellaneous Highway Traffic Act offences.
Canada Road Safety Week is sponsored by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Transport Canada.
The breakdown of Island charges and tickets include, in Queens district, six motorists were ticketed for seat belt infractions, one impaired due to alcohol, one road side screening suspension, two for distracted driving, 37 aggressive driving and 13 other provincial traffic charges.
Two Prince County motorists were ticketed for impaired driving due to alcohol, one for distracted driving, 19 for aggressive driving and nine for other provincial traffic violations.
In Kings district there were 14 seat belt infractions three impaired due to alcohol, one roadside screening suspension, two distracted driving, 40 aggressive driving and 13 other provincial traffic charges. No tickets were issued for impaired driving due to drugs, prohibited driving or driving while suspended.