RCMP catch two impaired drivers just minutes apart on P.E.I. Saturday

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First one in St. Eleanors, then a prohibited driver caught at Northport pier

Two impaired drivers were arrested within minutes of one another during the evening of Saturday, March 5, says a report from the RCMP

Shortly after 9 p.m., an East Prince RCMP officer responded to a report of a possible impaired driver in the St. Eleanors area of Summerside.

The vehicle was found near a business in the city and the driver was arrested.

"The 31-year-old man from Kelvin Grove provided breath samples which were over twice the legal limit," said the police report.

He will appear in Summerside provincial court in May to answer to the charges.

Meanwhile, a West Prince RCMP officer performed a traffic stop near the pier in Northport.

A 23-year-old man from Alberton failed a roadside screening device test and was arrested.

He was taken to the West Prince detachment where he provided breath samples which were well over the legal limit, said the RCMP.

The man, who was also a prohibited driver, had his vehicle towed and impounded.

He too, will appear in Summerside provincial court in May.

"The RCMP would like to thank members of the public who take the time to call and report possible impaired drivers," said Corporal Al Vincent of the West Prince RCMP. "Keeping the Island roads safe is truly a team effort."



Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Summerside, Kelvin Grove

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  • s peterzon
    March 08, 2016 - 14:54

    the impaired driving will never stop until the courts impose tougher sentences on these model citizens

  • My Opinion
    March 08, 2016 - 10:47

    Jusy from what I am reading the majority of these Impaired Drivers are arrested due to 911 calls. This is great, but I do wonder what the RCMP are doing on their own. The roads are full if DWI'S day and nite. Where are the RCMP at 2:00am after these clubs are closing

    • don
      March 08, 2016 - 13:33

      you have to remember we only have the second lowest ratio in the country. In 2010, that number was up to 167.3 police officers per 100,000 people, so you tell me when you figure they are doing a job 24/7 for looking after 140,000 islanders. they are very thin if you can do better then tell the government how to cure it.. but the government does not want it cured they are making to much money on booze.

  • The Grinch
    March 08, 2016 - 07:46

    Are they sure it wasn't the same guy, but a judge let him go too fast?

  • Joe Doe
    March 07, 2016 - 23:22