RCMP arrest three for impaired driving on first day of summer

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RCMP sent a strong message to impaired drivers over the weekend.

Three individuals were arrested and charged for impaired driving Saturday night, which was the first day of summer.

Officers first pulled over a vehicle with a burnt out headlight on Route 236 in Milton Station.

A 26-year-old male driver failed a standard field sobriety test before he was brought to the Maypoint detachment.

The man provided breath samples and submitted to a drug recognition evaluation. He is now facing charges of impaired driving by a combination of alcohol and drugs.

Later that night, RCMP in Stratford pulled over a vehicle on Keppoch Road for driving erratically.

The driver, a 39-year-old man, was arrested after providing breath samples that police said were over the legal limit.

Later in Cornwall, officers responded to an overturned vehicle in the ditch along Ferry Road.

Officers identified and located a male driver at a residence on Ferry Road.

The man was arrested for impaired driving after providing breath samples that were higher than the legal limit.

Police said all three individuals were released and will appear in provincial court at a later date.

Organizations: RCMP, Milton Station

Geographic location: Ferry Road, Stratford, Keppoch Road Cornwall

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  • don
    June 23, 2014 - 10:38

    a little knowledge goes a long way yes they do but not long enough. and no punishment you want drunk murders off the road then hit them hard in both the wallet and there car. and that goes for anyone that loans a car to a know drunk. if they are nailed 2 times the car no mater who owns it will be put up for sale. and the money goes to a victims account. enough of the 5 and dime fines. start the fines at $4,000 if not paid in 30 days then jail term for one year for every 1,000 owed. as i ask what is more important a few dollars profit or a human life? and do not ask this government as they have shown profit comes 1st.

  • Sammy D.
    June 22, 2014 - 15:46

    I'm for zero tolerance for anyone under the influence. Confiscate their vehicles, sell them on the auction block, and put the money towards an Island-wide transit system. Then everybody gets to travel safely.

  • Don Macro
    June 22, 2014 - 12:51

    Reality, your simple "solution" will not work. The drivers charged in this story had a lot more than .08 alcohol in their blood and one also had drugs. If .08 is not working, zero tolerance will not work because people who drink and drive are hard core drunks who don't care about what the legal limit is. All zero tolerance will do is snag the guy who had beer after work with his buddies. Other simplistic "solutions" like more jail time, higher fines, impounding cars and zero tolerance will not work although it makes the rest of society fee better and the right wingers feel really happy because all they want is punishment and vengeance anyway. A drunk will only stop driving when impaired when he finally realizes that he wants to change his ways. No amount of punishment no matter how harsh will get them to stop. Ignition lock systems will probably work on many drunks, but a solid solution is hard to find.

    • reality
      June 22, 2014 - 14:25

      not a solution -just might work better --no one needs a beer before they drive --have a coke

    • Agree
      June 22, 2014 - 18:50

      Totally agree except the part about only hard core drunks drink and drive. Don't forget what the consumption of alcohol does to your mind and body. You can't expect all of society that uses alcohol to make responsible decisions when the are under the influence of liquor. As long as alcohol is legal there will always be people that abuse it in some way. There always has been and always will be no matter the consequences. Like everything else.

  • reality
    June 22, 2014 - 12:25

    ZERO TOLERANCE might work better - not even one drink !!!!! POINT "Z E R O E I G H T" is not working !!!

    • don
      June 22, 2014 - 13:47

      i agree but would like to see as they do in most states. Impoundment, vehicle confiscation. plus add to it any vehicle they are driving no mater who owns it and impound it for 30 days 1st time, plus they pay towing,storage fees, no exceptions.

    • a little knowledge goes a long way
      June 23, 2014 - 07:01

      Your provincial highway traffic act suspends drivers at .50 mg%, criminal charges over 80. And they do impound cars here too, just fyi...

    • reality
      June 23, 2014 - 12:36

      to little knowledge---thats 50 not .50