Charlottetown Police Services, in partnership with PEI Highway Safety Officers will be increasing the frequency of Road Safety Check Points during the Holiday Season.
Last night (Thursday Dec 6, 2018), between 8pm and midnight, 3 separate checkpoints were conducted. As a result of these checkpoints:
- 17 Highway Traffic Act charges were laid
- 4 Highway Traffic Act warning were given
- 1 vehicle was towed for outstanding Highway Traffic Act offences
- 1 charge under the Cannabis Act was laid (possession while having care and control of a motor vehicle)
Prior to these checkpoints, Charlottetown Police responded to two separate Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Collisions.
The first MVC occurred at 4:50pm when two vehicles collided on the Arterial Highway. One of the vehicles did not remain on scene and fled the area before Police arrival. The hit and run vehicle was located a short time later and the driver was subsequently charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. The 76 year old Charlottetown man will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.
The second MVC occurred at 6:40pm on Exhibition Drive. Two vehicles collided with one vehicle again failing to remain at the scene of the accident. The hit and run vehicle was located a short time later and the driver was subsequently charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. In this case, a 28 year old Charlottetown man was charged and will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.
Police are reminding the public to plan ahead, designate a sober driver and never drive while impaired.
Charlottetown Police Services encourage the public to report any instances of impaired driving…Call 911.