RCMP check stops motorist on Friday afternoon
SOURIS - In the middle of Friday afternoon, a Kings District RCMP checkstop identified and detained an impaired driver at the causeway.
At approximately 3:15 pm, Dec. 20, Kings District RCMP arrested the driver at a checkstop set up at the causeway.
The 49-year-old male from St. Charles, approximately 15km northwest of Souris, was taken to the RCMP detachment in Montague where he provided breath samples as required, resulting in charges related to impaired driving.
He was released the same day on a promise to appear in Georgetown court at a later date.
The RCMP continues to encourage the motoring public to assist them in the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers on Island highways.
The holiday season is often a time of increased drinking and driving, and police advise they will be vigilante in their ongoing efforts to keep our roadways safe.