Four arrested over the weekend in East Prince for impaired driving

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SUMMERSIDE — East Prince RCMP arrested four individuals over the weekend for driving while impaired.

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A 51-year-old Burlington man was arrested in Margate shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 21, as a result of a Highway Traffic Act investigation.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, a 64-year-old Miscouche man was arrested in that community after police received a complaint from the public in relation to the individual driving while impaired.

Just after midnight Sunday, a 56-year-old Hamilton, Ont., man was arrested on Route 2 in Miscouche after police observed the vehicle he was driving cross the centre line as it approached the police vehicle.

Then, shortly after 3:30 a.m. Sunday, a 30 year-old-male Foxley River man was arrested on Route 11 near Miscouche as a result of a Highway Traffic Act investigation.

The four men will appear in provincial court in Summerside in February. Each has been issued a 90-day driving suspension.

RCMP East Prince hopes these individuals will be the last they have to arrest for impaired driving this holiday season but noted they will not hesitate to arrest anyone who decides to make the “poor decision” to drink and drive.

The RCMP will continue to respond to driving complaints from the public over the holidays and in 2013 in addition to conducting active patrols.




Geographic location: Miscouche, Burlington, Margate Foxley River Summerside

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Recent comments

    December 26, 2012 - 13:49

    Great work by the RCMP last week-end, I do have a concern, what is going on in Charlottetown, Summerside and Kensington juristictions, I would like to think there are no Impaired Drivers here , but I don't think this is the case. Each week all Police Agencies should be making a combined press release to advise the public what is happening in each juristiction, I think the message would have a bigger impact for us to see the overall picture . To all Police Agencies, great work and thanks to all the people now calling 911 when they suspect an Impaired Driver, you may be saving a life.

    December 25, 2012 - 08:40

    We always talk about young people drinking and driving, but these 4 have an average age of 50.In the last case of causing death, the man was seventy years old. You can see that these drunk drivers never learn, no matter how old they get.All drunk drivers need to spend a considerable amount of time in jail,as it seems they won't stop on their own.

  • don
    December 24, 2012 - 14:04

    lets hope they do not serve the time on weekends. and gets nothing less then 30 days in jail like the ole days. i'm just thank full they did murder anyone while drunk.and a big thank you to the police and the people who called.

  • Concerned
    December 24, 2012 - 13:54

    Thanks to all these people calling in suspected Impaired Drivers, Police Agencies and MADD Chapters have been sending messages out lately about this serious problem on PEI and across Canada. Driving while drinking today is unacceptable. Police and the public are doing their part now the Court system has to do theirs. Please call 911 if you suspect an Impaired Driver, you may be saving a life.

  • Bill
    December 24, 2012 - 13:54

    Good for the RCMP.With all the families on the road this holiday season,there are still complete idiots out there driving around drunk.I can only hope they can stop more before something bad happens.There are alot more alternatives than getting behind the wheel.

  • Don't let friends and family drink and drive
    December 24, 2012 - 13:13

    Stop friends and family from driving drunk. If you can't, call 911. It works.

  • fed up
    December 24, 2012 - 13:08

    it's time for new laws. obviously the tragic accidents in the past does nothing to deter these people from drinking and driving. maybe the courts should repo their cars and sell them at auction and send them to jail for a few months and to hell with the driver if they lose their job because of it too freaking bad.alcoholism maybe a disease but getting behind the wheel while drunk is a choice.