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Impaired drivers keep Summerside Police busy

Summerside Police Services
Summerside Police Services

Multiple driving infractions including, three impaired driving incidents, took place over the weekend.

SUMMERSIDE – Summerside Police Services was busy with multiple driving related infractions over the weekend, including three impaired driving arrests.

The first incident occurred on Friday evening, around 7:30 p.m., when a man was reported to have left the Water Street Liquour Store, intoxicated, after having been refused service.

It was reported to police that the man got into a vehicle and drove away.

Police located the vehicle travelling on Water Street where it was pulled over.

The driver, a 51-year-old Summerside area man, showed signs of alcohol consumption and proceeded to fail a roadside test.

He later provided breath samples that were twice the legal limit.

The man will appear in court in January 2018 to face impaired driving related charges.

His vehicle has been impounded for 30 days.

A second incident occurred just after midnight on Saturday morning, when police travelling on Fitzroy Street saw a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign.

The vehicle was pulled over and the driver, a 31-year-old Summerside area man, subsequently failed a roadside test.

He was arrested for impaired driving and provided samples of his breath in excess of the legal limit.

The man was released from custody and will return to court in January to answer to impaired driving related charges.

The vehicle will be impounded for 30 days.

The third incident occurred before 1 a.m. Sunday morning when police noted a suspicious vehicle in the Credit Union Place parking lot.

A check of the license plate showed that it belonged on a different vehicle.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 38-year-old Summerside area man, was found to be prohibited from driving anywhere in Canada.

He was then arrested and police discovered the validation tag on the license plate was stolen.

The man will appear in court in January to answer to charges of prohibited driving and possession of stolen property.

The vehicle will be impounded for six months due to previous convictions.

Around 2:40 a.m., Sunday morning, police noticed a vehicle driving on Granville Street that was swerving back and forth in its lane.

The vehicle was stopped on Victoria Road and the driver, a 49-year-old Summerside man, displayed signs of impairment.

He was arrested for impaired driving and later provided breath samples over the legal limit.

He will return to court in January to face and impaired driving charges and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days.

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