ST. ANN, P.E.I. – An Island man with 10 previous convictions for impaired driving is facing more charges of being drunk behind the wheel.
In the early evening of Nov. 21, Queens District RCMP responded to a single vehicle reported in the ditch off Myers Road, New Glasgow.
The local fire department arrived on scene first and located a 70-year-old male attempting to move his car from the ditch. The vehicle was stuck and the driver was unable to move it.
A volunteer firefighter who attended the scene removed the keys from the vehicle at which time the driver fled the scene. RCMP arrived and located the driver a short distance away from the vehicle in a wooded area.
The man was taken into custody for impaired driving and refused to provide a sample of his breath. The driver, a 70-year-old from Pleasant Valley has been charged with impaired driving and failure to provide breath samples.
He was released from custody the following day and will appear in Charlottetown provincial court on Jan. 14, 2013.
Shortly before 1 p.m., Thursday, members of Queens District RCMP and Charlottetown Police Service responded to a complaint of an impaired driver operating an 18-wheeler truck en route from Rollo Bay, heading west.
The vehicle was intercepted on the arterial highway and the 65-year-old male driver was arrested for impaired driving.
The driver failed the breath analysis test administered to him with a reading significantly in excess of the legal limit.
The man charged was released from custody to appear in Charlottetown provincial court on Jan. 14, 2013.