Police charge three impaired drivers in Prince District

Published on September 1, 2014
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On the night of Saturday, Aug. 30, Prince District RCMP were focused on impaired driving enforcement. They charged four people in three different incidents on Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

At 9 p.m. Saturday, a Kelly's Cross area man was stopped in the Kinkora area. Police reported that on as a result of his drinking, he was issued a seven-day suspension and his vehicle was towed.

About one hour later officers followed up on a call from a member of the public reporting a small car weaving on Route 2. This was the second call of the night relating to this vehicle. Officers located the vehicle shortly after it turned onto the Freetown Rd. It had missed a turn and was teetering at a 45-degree angle in a ditch.

Police discovered open alcohol in the car. One woman from Lennox Island was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and the other was arrested for obstruction and is being charged with mischief after damaging a police vehicle.

The driver's breath samples were in excess of twice the legal limit.

At 2 a.m. Sunday, officers stopped a man from Harmony as he drove away from the Abram-Village Exposition Festival. A festival-goer had pointed the vehicle out to the officers and expressed concern that the driver might be impaired.

The driver was arrested for impaired driving and provided breath samples at two and a half times the legal limit.

The RCMP expressed gratitude to the members of the public for rooting out impaired drivers in their communities, in an attempt to make Island roads "safer for all Islanders and our visitors."