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Driving wrong direction on one-way streets draws police attention in both Summerside, Charlottetown

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Shortly after 2 a.m. Monday, Charlottetown officers were on routine patrol when they met a vehicle heading right toward them, travelling in the wrong direction on Kent Street.

That vehicle was pulled over and it was determined that the driver was impaired.

The-41-year-old male driver has been charged with impaired driving and will appear in provincial court at a later date.

The same thing also happened this past Friday to Summerside police.

At about 10 p.m., officers saw a vehicle travelling the wrong way on First Street.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 34-year-old man from the Miscouche area, showed signs of impairment.

He later provided breath samples allegedly in excess of the legal limit. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

Then it happened a third time.

At approximately 4 a.m. Monday, Summerside police saw a vehicle driving the wrong way on a one-way street. The vehicle was stopped on Fitzroy Street.

The driver, a 38-year-old Summerside man, blew a warning on the roadside breath test device.

He was given an administrative driving prohibition. He was also charged with driving with a suspended license and not being able to show proof of insurance.

That vehicle was also impounded.

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