RCMP stop two impaired drivers in two hours

December 7, 2023
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

News release

December 7, 2023, Charlottetown – Prince Edward Island RCMP stop two impaired drivers in just over two hours yesterday afternoon.

On December 6, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. an officer with the RCMP Provincial Priority Unit was conducting traffic enforcement in Hunter River when a car was stopped for speeding. The driver failed a roadside screening device for cannabis.

On December 6, 2023, at 4:18 p.m. East Prince RCMP responded to a collision between a dump truck and a car in Wellington. No one was injured but the driver of the car was given a breath demand to screen for alcohol consumption. The driver refused to provide a sample. A charge of failing to provide a breath sample carries a similar penalty as impaired driving.

Both drivers are expected in court at a later date to answer to impaired driving charges.

As seasonal festivities begin, you can play an important role in keeping PEI roads safe. If you see a suspected impaired driver call 911.


Contact information

Cpl. Gavin Moore
Media Relations Officer

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