While on routine patrol on Eden Street at 12:00 pm on Friday, Charlottetown Police Services observed a male driver that was known to be prohibited due to previous impaired driving charges. Officers conducted a traffic stop on Kirkwood Drive. While interacting with the driver, Police determined that the driver displayed signs of being impaired by drugs and was arrested. An officer trained as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) confirmed the driver was under the influence of drugs and made the demand that a blood sample be provided. Impaired driving charges are pending the blood sample toxicology results.
A 46 year old Charlottetown man was released from custody with a 90 day driving prohibition order and the vehicle was impounded for 60 days.
Charlottetown Police Services encourage the public to report any instances of impaired driving…Call 911.