Kings county RCMP arrest two drunk drivers during the day Tuesday

Published on January 13, 2016

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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.