Driver arrested for impaired driving after being caught going more than 70 km/h over speed limit

November 27, 2018
Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick

News release

A man from Saint-Quentin, N.B. is facing impaired driving charges and has had his licence suspended after members of the New Brunswick RCMP's Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit (TTEU) pulled him over for going more than 70 km/h over the posted speed limit.

Just before 11 p.m. on November 23, 2018, the TTEU stopped a driver on Route 17 near Saint-Léonard. In addition to speeding, the driver showed signs of impairment, and was arrested at the scene.

The 34-year-old man had his car impounded for 60 days and his licence suspended for 90 days. He was released on a promise to appear in Edmundston Provincial Court to face impaired driving charges on March 19, 2019.

While all general duty RCMP members are responsible for traffic enforcement, last year, the New Brunswick RCMP established the TTEU to focus on behaviours of greatest risk to the public on roadways, from driving violations to criminal activity.

The public can also assist in keeping impaired drivers off the road. If you see a suspected impaired driver, call 911 immediately. Your description of the driver, vehicle, licence plate number and direction of travel can assist the New Brunswick RCMP in finding and getting an impaired driver off the road.


Contact information

Sgt. Mario Maillet
NB RCMP Tactical Traffic Enforcement Unit

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