Kings county RCMP arrest two drunk drivers during the day Tuesday

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One driver, 75, found just moments after he put his car in ditch, while the other suspect blew over three times limit

Kings district RCMP said it was busy Tuesday with two impaired drivers during daytime hours, each well over the legal limit.

"Both investigations were initiated through the keen eye of the public observing suspicious driving and advising police, who responded quickly and apprehended both drivers shortly after each call," said a report issued today by the police force.

The first case came to the RCMP about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. A member of the public called to report erratic driving in the community of Roseneath.

A police patrol found the suspect vehicle, and Kings district RCMP officers arrested the driver, a 37-year-old man from Georgetown.

Back at the detachment office the man blew samples that showed over three times the legal limit of blood alcohol.

He is charged with impaired driving and will appear later in Georgetown court.

Then later that same day, at about 6:15 p.m., another call from the public came in, this one about a possible impaired driver on Main Street in Souris.

Officers soon found the suspect vehicle and its 75-year-old male drive, just moments after he put his vehicle into the ditch along Route 2, near Souris West where the man lives.

"The driver was arrested for impaired driving and brought back to the Souris detachment where (he) provided two breath samples over two times the legal limit," said the RCMP report.

The man will appear in Georgetown court in early March to face charges of impaired driving.

"Islanders are asked to drink responsibly and are encouraged to help police keep our roadways safe by continuing to report any vehicle they suspect may be driven by an impaired driver," concludes the police report.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Georgetown, Roseneath.A, Souris West

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  • unowho
    January 14, 2016 - 09:17

    Good for you John! Hopefully more people will give up drinking.Odd you never see a liquor store close because its not making money [likeHGS] or have to close due to a shortage of workers! Lord forbid if something like that ever happened to a Liquor store the Gov. would be on top of that in no time handing out money.

  • John MacInnis
    January 13, 2016 - 18:47

    Alcoholism us a big problem on the Island

    • John MacInnis
      January 13, 2016 - 19:17

      Oops, I should have wrote is and not us. March 16 will make it 18 years since I quit drinking, and I'm very proud of that.

    • Dug
      January 14, 2016 - 06:52

      I would suggest the Judiciary is one of the problems.