Hillsborough Bridge impaired driver apprehended by RCMP after 911 call

Stratford, Prince Edward Island – RCMP have a message for drivers: “911 Callers – Keep them coming!”

On October 24, 2016, just after 3:00 AM, Stratford RCMP received a 911 call reporting an intoxicated male getting into his motor vehicle at the Stratford Petro Canada gas station and drive away.

RCMP Members in the immediate area located the vehicle within minutes on the Hillsborough Bridge. A 28 year-old male driver from Stratford was apprehended after showing signs of intoxication. He was taken back to the RCMP Queens District Office at Maypoint where he refused to provide samples of his breath. The driver was charged with impaired driving and refusal.

The caller may have saved lives. If you suspect that someone is driving while impaired, take a moment to safely call 911 and report it to police who will respond accordingly. No one has the right to drive while impaired and everyone who understand the serious ramifications of impaired driving can contribute to safer roads on Prince Edward Island.

RCMP Queens District


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