Vehicle check-stops underway in Prince Edward Island

National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day taking place across Canada

Steve Sharratt comment@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on June 27, 2014

RCMP and Highway Safety conducted extensive checks in Brudenell Friday morning looking for everything from expired inspection stickers to drunk driving. The line-ups swarmed up Belle's Hill outside of Montague as officers checked vehicles.

©Guardian photo by Steve Sharratt

RCMP and Highway Safety conducted extensive checks in Brudenell Friday morning looking for everything from expired inspection stickers to drunk driving.

P.E.I. RCMP are joining National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day efforts taking place today across Canada.

"Alcohol and drug induced impaired driving is a great concern to the RCMP, which should come as no surprise, as media report another impaired driver being caught on our roads almost daily," states a news release from RCMP about today's activities.

RCMP say community members across the Island who call in when they see a suspected impaired driver have led to more drunk driving convictions.

"Those who assist police in apprehending impaired drivers are definitely in the right corner of this fight and your assistance is very much appreciated," states the release.