Impaired driver apprehended by RCMP travelling 130 km/hour

Ebenezer, Prince Edward Island – On Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., Queens District RCMP officers observed a vehicle travelling 130 KPH on Highway 224 near Ebenezer – 50 KPH over the posted limit.

The vehicle was stopped and the 44 year-old male driver from Charlottetown showed signs of intoxication. The driver was taken back to the Queens District Office at Maypoint where samples of his breath were recorded at almost twice the legal limit.

“This combination of speed and alcohol could have had disastrous consequences had the vehicle hit head on into an oncoming one. There’s no excuse for this behaviour. This is the sixth impaired driver in Queens County since October 16th,” said Cst. Steve Duggan, Queens District RCMP officer.

It’s not a race out there. 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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