West District RCMP issued six roadside suspensions for impaired driving between Woodstock and Edmundston within a three day period, including four in less than 36 hours.
On June 7, 2017, around 10:15 a.m., police pulled over a man driving on River Rd on Tobique First Nation. Twelve hours later, around 10 p.m., a woman was stopped on Rue Principale in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska. Then, around 2 a.m. the following morning, a man was pulled over on Chemin Voisine in Saint-Basile. Later the same day, around 9:45 p.m., RCMP stopped a man driving on Chemin Label in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska. All four drivers were issued 90 day roadside suspensions, and will appear in court at a later date.
Two days later, on June 10, around 2 a.m., police pulled over a man driving on Rue Principale in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska. About a half-hour later, Woodstock RCMP stopped a driver on the Beardsley Road. Both drivers were issued 90 day suspensions and will appear in court at a later date.
"We simply can't say it enough. It doesn't matter how far you are going, or how 'okay' you feel to drive - you are risking your life and the lives of others if you drive impaired," says Cpl. Mathieu Gallienne with the West District RCMP. "Please plan ahead. There is always a better option than getting behind the wheel when you're impaired."
Anyone who sees a suspected impaired driver is urged to call 9-1-1 immediately. Providing a description of the vehicle and driver, a licence plate number and direction of travel can assist RCMP members in locating the vehicle and getting the impaired driver off the road.