Rankin Inlet ‐ plethora of impaired drivers attending court

March 10, 2021
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

News release

The Nunavut Court of Justice convened in Rankin Inlet Monday March 8, 2021. On the docket were 18 different people facing criminal charges for impaired driving!

One local 29-year-old man is appearing on several criminal charges including four different charges of impaired driving.

The RCMP wants to encourage people to drive sober and not "blow" away their chances of a clean criminal record, certain types of employment and/or the freedom and ability to travel internationally. Of greater consequence in Canada, on average four people die every day and many more are injured in motor vehicle collisions involving alcohol and or drug use. The mandatory sentence for a first instance of impaired driving is a $1000 fine and a one‐year driving prohibition.

The RCMP would like to encourage people to keep reporting impaired drivers. Residents can call the local RCMP detachment at (867) 645‐1111.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol addictions or substance abuse, or having problems, the RCMP encourage you to contact the Pulaarvik Kablu Support Line at 1‐844‐645‐ 3580, the Kamatsiaqtut Nunavut Helpline at 1‐800‐265‐3333, or visit nunavuthelpline.ca.


Contact information

Cpl. Tammy Lobb
RCMP "V" Division Media Liaison
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Media Cell: (867) 222-3977
Email: VDIV_MEDIA@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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