Charlottetown Police Services responded to eight (8) separate complaints related to possible impaired drivers over the weekend, 2 resulted with charges laid and 1 impaired by drug case with possible charges pending.
At 3:38 am Saturday morning, Police responded to a complaint of an erratic driver travelling south on North River Road. The suspect vehicle was located on Belvedere Avenue and was pulled over by responding Officers. The driver of the vehicle displayed signs of impairment by drugs and was arrested. A DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) Officer determined that the driver was indeed impaired by drugs and the driver was ordered to provide a blood sample. A 67 year old Cornwall man has been issued a 90 day driving Prohibition Order and may be charged with Impaired Operation of a motor vehicle pending blood test results.
At 1:30 pm Saturday afternoon, Police responded to a complaint of an impaired female attempting to get in her vehicle. Police attended the location and determined that the female was impaired by alcohol and was arrested. A 65 year old Union Road female was subsequently charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. She will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.
While on patrol at 11:45 pm Saturday night, Police observed a vehicle driving erratically and performed a traffic stop. Police determined that the driver was impaired and was a Prohibited driver related to a previous impaired driving conviction in 2018. A 43 year Nine Mile Creek male was charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Driving while Prohibited. He will appear in Provincial Court at a later date.
Charlottetown Police Services encourage the public to report any instances of impaired driving…Call 911.