Cornwall, Prince Edward Island – Two impaired drivers in as many days has kept Queens District RCMP busy.
On Thursday, October 6, 2016 just after 3:00 PM, RCMP were called by Westwood Elementary School Officials about a guardian who had come to pick up a student in his care. School officials believed the guardian was impaired and refused to hand over the child. RCMP were then contacted. Two plainclothes officers intercepted the vehicle at the intersection of Meadowbank Road and Route 1 Trans Canada Highway. A Standard Field Sobriety Test was administered to the driver and a seven-day driving suspension resulted. RCMP are crediting school officials for their good work and judgement in preventing what could have had disastrous consequences.
This morning, just after 7:30 AM, Queens District RCMP were called to a two-vehicle collision on Meadowbank Road. The driver of one of the vehicles was observed ‘falling out’ of the vehicle and then ‘stumbling’ over the road. The driver was taken back to the Queens District Office at Maypoint and a Standard Field Sobriety Test was administered to the driver resulting in his being arrested for Impaired Driving by Drugs. The driver then refused to submit to a complete drug recognition evaluation. The driver has since been charged with Impaired Driving by Drugs, Refusal, and two additional charges for damage (Mischief) to the Queens District Office, and a marked RCMP police vehicle after becoming combative with police and ultimately kicking out the window of the vehicle.
The 33 year-old male driver was taken to the Provincial Correctional Center and lodged in cells.
Queens District RCMP