Early Thursday evening, Kings District RCMP received two separate complaints of possible impaired drivers.
At 4:23 p.m., RCMP received a report of a single-vehicle collision on Route 210 in Lyndale. Witness at the scene stated they saw the driver pouring out beer from a can into a snowbank. Officers arrived at the scene and as a result of the investigation, arrested a 66 year-old man who was visiting from the United States. He was taken to Montague RCMP office where he provided breath samples over the legal limit.
At 4:51 p.m., RCMP received a call of an erratic driver in the Souris area. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and the driver showed signs of impairment. The 63 year-old man from Kings County was arrested, and taken to the Montague RCMP office where he provided breath samples almost three times the legal limit.
Both drivers were released and will appear in Georgetown Provincial Court at a later date and their vehicles have been impounded for 30 days.
This is a great example of responsible drivers assisting police in their efforts to keep impaired drivers off of our roads. Thank you to those who called in and please continue to do so - impaired driving should not be tolerated and the more eyes we have on the roads, the less chance impaired drivers can get away with breaking the law. Thank you for being on our team!