Bangor man drives car into ditch, nabbed for drunk driving

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MONTAGUE — A 55-year-old man from Bangor faces impaired driving charges after he drove his car into the ditch Sunday evening.

Kings District RCMP responded to the crash on Route 311 near Cardigan at about 7 p.m.

The man was not injured but RCMP arrested him for impaired driving and took him to the Montague detachment.

The police say the man provided breath samples which contained almost three times the legal limit of alcohol to operate a motor vehicle.

He will appear in Georgetown Court on the charges at a later date.

"Detection and apprehension of impaired drivers is an RCMP priority across P.E.I.," says a news release from RCMP, "and police continue to seek the public's assistance to make our roadways safe."

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Bangor, PEI

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  • Bill Moore
    June 02, 2014 - 13:25

    Seriously, are you saying that drunk driving is up because booze stores are open Sunday? An alcoholic like this guy will always make sure he has liquor on hand all day every day. Sunday or not. If he runs out he knows who sells it from their kitchen.

    • reality
      June 02, 2014 - 13:47

      a drunk driving charge automatically makes someone an alcoholic ,you say !!?? how simple ! i figure if you are impaired at the wheel you are a colossal idiot (alcoholic or not) (caught or not)-----A POTENTIAL MURDERER Higher availability on Sunday does make it more dangerous on the roads

  • Seriously
    June 02, 2014 - 07:38

    Are you serious? On a Sunday? Since they brought in Liquior Store openings on Sundays I'm wondering what the stats are by police for impaired drivers nabbed on the sabbath? Police don't get any days off from fighting drunk drivers anymore.... Last night I follower the island Mounties on Twitter @RCMPPEITraffic they were busy looking for drunk drivers, guess it played off.

    • Observer from the East
      June 02, 2014 - 12:45

      I dare say liqour stores being open on Sundays isn't the main reason why this fellow decided to drive drunk yesterday. People have and still drink on Sundays (and through the years, before Liquor stores were open on Sunday, people still have drove drunk), whether liqour stores are open or not. Let's not get into a moral panic here

    • Captain Canuck
      June 02, 2014 - 13:54

      C'mon, Seriously, it's 6 days from Sunday to the sabbath. I'm certain even I can't hang on to a bottle that long without drinking it! I'm also certain that drinking and then driving is the cause of drunk drivers... not the day in which they bought the booze. Sheesh