A 30-year-old American woman will appear in court following an impaired driving incident in Dingwells Mills.
On October 6, 2021, around 7 p.m., a member of the Kings District RCMP was traveling on Route 2 in Dingwells Mills when he observed a van being driven erratically. The member stopped the vehicle, and observed indications of liquor consumption in the driver. The driver was compelled to provide a breath sample in a roadside screening device, which indicated impairment. The woman was arrested at the scene and was transported to the Montague RCMP detachment. A subsequent breath sample test there indicated her alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
A 30-year-old woman from California was held in custody overnight. She was released pending a future court appearance in Georgetown Provincial Court. She is also subject to a 90-day driving prohibition, and her vehicle has been impounded for 30 days at her expense.
The public plays an essential role in keeping PEI roadways safe. If you suspect or are aware of an impaired driver, please call 9-1-1 immediately in a safe manner. Providing as much information as possible regarding the vehicle, driver, location, and direction of travel can help police get impaired drivers off the road.