Second impaired driving offence in two days at Confederation Bridge checkpoint

Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island – On Monday, October 19th, 2020 at approximately 10:00 a.m., a 22 year-old Summerside man was stopped at the COVID checkpoint at the Confederation Bridge in Borden-Carleton. The man was suspected by employees at the checkpoint that he was impaired and they requested assistance of the East Prince RCMP and RCMP officers assigned to support operations at the checkpoint.

The RCMP arrived to the scene and as a result of the investigation, the man was arrested for an impaired driving offence and was transported to the East Prince Detachment where he provided samples of his breath over the legal limit. Upon further investigation, he was additionally charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and a Cannabis Control Act offence. His vehicle was towed and impounded and he was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in early December.

Impaired Driver
Impaired Driver

RCMP are grateful for the staff at the COVID checkpoint, assisting to make the roads in PEI safe and thank them for their response. This is the second similar occurrence of an impaired driving offence at the Confederation Bridge checkpoint in two days. Police want to remind the public of the dangers of impaired driving on all highways and the significant elevated dangers associated to these occurrences on the Confederation Bridge.

The RCMP want to use this as a reminder, If you suspect a possible impaired driver; we all have a public safety responsibility to call and report it.

East Prince RCMP

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