A 27-year-old. P.E.I. man was issued a ticket and is prohibited from driving for a week after he was caught by police for speeding with alcohol in his system.
On Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8:25 a.m., an RCMP officer who was parked on Highway #2 near Wellington monitoring vehicle speeds obtained a speed reading of 153 km/hr from a vehicle travelling east in a posted 90 km/hr zone.
After stopping the vehicle, the officer noted an odour of an alcoholic beverage on the driver's breath and administered a roadside screening test for the presence of alcohol.
The result was a “warn”, indicating the man’s blood alcohol level was at least 50 mg/100ml.
As a result of his speed, he was issued a ticket for doing 153 km/hr in a 90 km/hr zone with a fine and surcharge totalling $730, and had his vehicle impounded for 24 hours.
As a result of blowing a “warn” on the roadside alcohol screening device, the man had his driver’s license suspended for seven days.