Driver avoids head-on crash in Rose Valley

Jocelyne Lloyd
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Editor's note: This article has been changed to reflect information that came into The Guardian after its original posting.

East Prince RCMP say a vehicle speeding eastbound on Route 225 in Rose Valley lost control and nearly caused a head-on crash Saturday.

Two vehicles were damaged beyond repair after what was nearly a head-on crash in Rose Valley Saturday.

East Prince RCMP say a vehicle speeding eastbound on Route 225 in Rose Valley lost control while coming around a corner. It veered into the westbound lane and sideswiped an oncoming vehicle.

That vehicle's driver avoided a head-on collision by swerving to the side of the road.

Police say there were no injuries in the crash, but the 19-year-old male driver of one of the vehicles was given a ticket for improper care and control of a vehicle and a seven-day driving suspension.

Geographic location: Rose Valley

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  • Kevin
    July 21, 2014 - 16:05

    Oh yes, and please, THINK THINK THINK, you stupid idiot

  • Kevin
    July 21, 2014 - 16:04

    The article clearly states that he has a seven day driving suspension. So in 7 days he should be able to drive again? Until he goes to court that is. His license should have been stripped.

  • THINK THINK THINK
    July 21, 2014 - 12:53

    People, people. The article clearly states this only happened this past weekend. He hasn't been to court yet. He's not allowed to drive until he appears in court. Read a little more carefully please.

    • Islander Girl
      July 21, 2014 - 18:48

      No, actually the accused has a 7 day driving suspension beginning today. After the 7 days are up he can drive until his court date (probably a few weeks away) and the Judge imposes his sentence.

  • Stan Hope
    July 21, 2014 - 11:52

    Are you kidding ! I agree , this punk should never drive again.What kind of a message does this send ... I' ll tell you what kind , you can still drink & drive in this Province & you can come close to killing innocent people & the outcome is you'll pay a fine & lose you license for a few day. No jail time , no mandatory substance abuse program , no trip to the morgue to see the end result,no nothin'.Unfreakin' real , what a joke.

    • Stan Hope
      July 21, 2014 - 15:48

      Whew ! That sure is good to know ... cause' the Island courts have never been easy on drunk drivers.Like the time a drunk driver killed a biker & the other time the chronic drunk driver got off with a slap on the wrist , and the other time ...

  • huh
    July 21, 2014 - 11:42

    folks, he hasn't even gone to court yet and you are complaining about the judges and their "sentencing".

  • Kevin
    July 21, 2014 - 09:56

    A 7 day driving suspension? He should never be allowed behind the wheel of a car again. They should start printing the names of the judges who come up with these pathetic punishments.

  • Woods Island
    July 21, 2014 - 07:21

    A 19 year old ticketed and banned for a week for an incident that could have easily ended in tragedy? Absurd. It's no wonder why drunk drivers are rampant on this island.

  • A MADD
    July 21, 2014 - 07:17

    He almost killed them both with his weapon - drunk driving - and he gets seven days of driving suspension? Looks like a clear message to Islanders and tourists that it is socially acceptable to drink and drive on PEI. Very sad.

    • Islander
      July 21, 2014 - 18:44

      I agree that once you have been caught drinking and driving your license should be suspended to the court date, and then let the Judge determine how long the accused is to lose their license (usually one year for a first offence, and so on). This young man looks like he has a bright future ahead of him. Isn't 19 the legal drinking age on P.E.I.? And already he has his first DUI! And I wonder what caused him to swerve into the other lane. Maybe texting and driving too...everybody else his age is, so why not!