Summerside – Prince County RCMP arrested three impaired drivers on Saturday.
The first arrest happened on Route 11 in Linkletter, just before 1 a.m., and involved a 52-year-old man from Summerside.
The man provided two samples for a breathalyzer and failed both.
He was charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit. He’s scheduled to appear in court on April 11.
Then shortly before 5:15 p.m., RCMP officers stopped a snowmobiler on Bay Road in Portage.
They arrested the 34-year-old driver, from Roxbury, after he failed a roadside screening device.
The man was charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle while having an elevated blood alcohol level. He was given a court date of April 4.
Finally, just before 10 p.m., officers were informed of a vehicle in the ditch along Route 150 in Campbellton.
There was one person in the car, a 59-year-old man from Roseville.
He was given a breathalyzer test and charged with having the care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.
Also over the weekend Prince County RCMP issued two, seven day, licence suspensions for people who registered a warning on a roadside screening device test, and charged two men with driving while suspended.
"Reducing the number of persons who drink and drive requires the co-ordinated efforts of law enforcement personnel and the general public," wrote Sgt. Paul Gagne, RCMP Prince District Operations NCO, in a press release.