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

Published on March 7, 2016

RCMP cruiser

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."