At about 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23rd 2020, Queens District RCMP received information from concerned citizens about a man suspected of driving while impaired in the Mount Stewart Area.
Within a short time after receiving the complaint, police say an officer located the vehicle and driver. A roadside breath test was conducted which the driver failed.
The man was arrested and brought to the Queens District RCMP detachment for further testing, where the man provided breath samples more than twice the legal limit.
A 68-year-old man from Pisquid West has been charged with Operation While Impaired. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the driver's licence suspended for 90 days.
The accused is scheduled to answer to the charges in Provincial Court on May 11th 2020.
"We are thankful to the citizens that recognized the concern with this man and called police right away," said Cst. Jamie Parsons of the RCMP. "Driving while impaired by alcohol or drug is dangerous; not just for the impaired driver, but other occupants of the vehicle, other road users, and pedestrians. We always welcome and encourage anyone who has concerns about possible impaired or erratic drivers to call 911, in doing so you might just save a life."