Queens County, Prince Edward Island – With Halloween just around the corner, Queens District RCMP are reminding residents NOT to drive if they’ve been drinking. Period. Four impaired drivers were apprehended in the last week in the Queens County area alone.
On October 16, 2016, just before 4:00 AM, Cornwall RCMP received a 911 call about a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 1 near Riverdale. The 42 year-old male driver from Cornwall showed signs of intoxication and was taken back to the Queens District Office at Maypoint where samples of his breath were recorded at almost twice the legal limit.
On October 19, 2016, at 8:15 PM, Queens District RCMP received a 911 call about a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 15 near Harrington. A 46 year-old male driver from Alberton was found behind the wheel attempting to free himself after becoming stuck. The driver showing signs of intoxication was taken back to the Queens District Office at Maypoint where samples of his breath were recorded well over the legal limit.
Then, later that same day, at 11:43 PM, Queens District RCMP came across a vehicle that was ‘hung up’ on broken curbing near the new Maypoint round-about construction. The 61 year-old female driver from Charlottetown showed signs of heavy intoxication and as a result was taken back to the Queens District Office at Maypoint where samples of her breath were recorded at well over twice the legal limit.
And finally, on October 22, 2016 just before 9:00 PM, Cornwall RCMP received a complaint of a vehicle that came to a stop on a residential front lawn on Kingston Road after failing to negotiate a corner. RCMP located the vehicle a short while later on Kingston Road. The 44 year-old male driver from Charlottetown was stopped and signs of alcohol consumption were observed. The driver was taken to the RCMP Queens District Office at Maypoint where samples of his breath were found to be almost three times the legal limit.
“This type of irresponsible behaviour is inexcusable at any time, but as Halloween approaches, police are aware that it is typically a busy time of the year for parties and other events for both adults and children,” says Sgt. Leanne Butler, Queens District Operations NCO. “We’re planning a very visible presence. Drivers are reminded to obey the law when it comes to driving, or face serious consequences. Parents are reminded to play it safe and ensure the safety of young children when trick or treating.”
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