Impaired driver charged in Souris
A 911 call to Kings District RCMP Tuesday night led to the laying of an impaired driving charge.
A spokesman for the RCMP said they received a call at 9:20 indicating that a pickup truck was stuck in a snowbank near the Scotia Bank branch in Montague.
The caller reported that the two male occupants of the truck were drinking beer.
Two RCMP officers made an immediate patrol to the area and apprehended a male attempting to leave the scene on foot. He was identified as the driver of the truck.
The male had been drinking and failed a roadside screening device test. He was read a demand to provide further breath samples and was taken to the Montague RCMP office where he provided two breath samples. Those samples were almost twice the legal limit of 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood.
As a result, a 45-year-old Montague man will face charges of impaired driving and driving over .08.
He was released from custody and will be appearing in court in Georgetown March 24th.
Due to previous convictions the driver met the conditions for the long-term seizure of the vehicle he was driving, and it will be impounded for 6 months.
All fees related to the towing and storage of the vehicle will have to be paid before the vehicle is released at the end of that impoundment period.
Information from the public continues to play a very important role in apprehending and deterring impaired driving in Prince Edward Island.
The RCMP would like to thank all those who have taken the time to report suspected impaired drivers.
“If you see an possible impaired driver, call 9-1-1 and report them,” RCMP say.