34 tickets issued, three cars towed during Kings County checkpoint

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More than 2,000 vehicles were inspected during a day-long safety checkpoint in Kings County today.

Between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today, members of the Kings District RCMP conducted a joint checkpoint on Highway #4, near Poole's Corner, with officers from the P.E.I. Department of Highway Safety. 

The checkpoint was conducted to ensure that drivers were not impaired, that vehicles were properly registered, insured, equipped, and inspected, and that drivers were licensed and not in violation of any of the conditions of their license.

One driver was charged with driving while prohibited and three vehicles were towed from the scene. Thirty four summary offence tickets were issued for a variety of offences including expired registrations and inspections, driving without a valid driver's license, no insurance, and operating an improperly equipped vehicle. 

Police said that on a positive note, none of the drivers checked showed any signs of impairment, and there were no impaired driving related offences detected during the checkpoint.



Organizations: Kings District RCMP, P.E.I. Department of Highway Safety

Geographic location: Kings

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