RCMP ar­rests two driv­ers

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

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 driver, 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.

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