Charlottetown Police Services responded to a single vehicle collision near the Greenwood Drive/St Peters Road roundabout yesterday afternoon at approximately 4:15 pm. A vehicle lost control in the roundabout and struck a utility pole. The damaged pole caused significant traffic delays while it was being replaced.
Responding officers determined that the driver of the vehicle displayed signs of being impaired by drugs and was arrested. Impaired driving charges are pending the blood sample toxicology results. During the course of this investigation, Police located a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine and other items consistent with drug trafficking.
The vehicle passenger was not injured and the driver was brought to the QEH and later cleared without injuries.
A 36 year old Charlottetown male has been charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. He remains in custody and will appear in Provincial Court this afternoon.