West Prince RCMP check several vehicles – suspensions issued, vehicles impounded

West Prince, Prince Edward Island – The West Prince RCMP conducted checkpoints in communities throughout West Prince during the evening of June 11 into the early morning hours of June 12, 2018. As a result of these checkpoints, several vehicles were checked and two driving suspensions were issued.

On June 11 at 10:50 p.m., in the community of Tignish, the West Prince RCMP utilized an Approved Screening Device to obtain a breath sample from a male driver. As a result of the sample provided, the 18-year-old driver from Tignish was suspended from driving for seven days and his vehicle was impounded for three days.

On June 12 at 12:20 a.m., the West Prince RCMP again used an Approved Screening Device in the community of Alberton to obtain a breath sample from a female driver. Subsequently, the 19-year-old driver from O’Leary was suspended from driving for seven days and her vehicle was also impounded for three days.

The Prince District RCMP would like to remind motorists that drinking and driving is not only a criminal offence that can result in fines, loss of a driver’s licence, vehicle impoundment, and/or jail; it can also take the life of an innocent person.

The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance in keeping our highways and communities safe. Please continue to call 9-1-1 when you suspect a person is drinking and driving. Impaired driving can also be reported to P.E.I. Crimestoppers by:

*Phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
*www.peicrimestoppers.com and follow the instructions, or
*use the free Apple/Android App called “P3 Global Intel” available for download at “http://p3intel.com/mobile.htm”

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West Prince RCMP

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