Charlottetown police had a busy Saturday night

Published on March 20, 2016

Charlottetown police cruiser

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Impaired drivers and Highway Traffic Act infractions kept officers hopping

Charlottetown Police Services had a busy overnight Saturday with impaired drivers and 20 tickets issued for Highway Traffic Act infractions during checks on St. Peters Road.

Police received a complaint early Saturday morning about a possible impaired driver on Summer Street.

They patrolled the area and arrested the 28-year-old driver and charged him with impaired driving. He is a Charlottetown resident.

 Police said he had more than twice the legal amount of alcohol in his blood and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.

 Police encourage the public to report any instances of impaired driving by calling 911.

Police also conducted road checks Saturday night on St. Peters Road where they issued 20 tickets under the Highway Traffic Act. They said they will continue with random road checks.

Meanwhile, officers were conducting routine patrols early Saturday morning and saw a vehicle operating without headlights.

 Police arrested the driver, a 28-year-old resident of the Charlottetown area, and charged him with impaired driving.

He also had more than twice the legal amount of alcohol in his blood and was jailed at the provincial correctional centre and will be appear in provincial court at a later date.