Three impaired drivers arrested following crashes

December 9, 2021
Summerville, Bear River, and Lower Montague, Prince Edward Island

News release

The Kings District RCMP have arrested and charged three impaired drivers since November 27. All three drivers were arrested as a result of separate single-vehicle crashes.

On November 27, 2021, at approximately 7:20 p.m., members of Kings District RCMP responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Route 320 in Summerville. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, a 42-year-old woman from Alberry Plains, showed signs of impairment and was asked to provide a breath sample. The woman refused and was arrested for refusing to provide a breath sample.

Later that day, at approximately 8:40 p.m., police responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Route 307 in Bear River. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, a 59-year-old woman from Monticello, showed signs of impairment and was arrested. She was transported to the Kings District RCMP detachment for further testing, which confirmed her alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

On December 3, 2021, at approximately 6:10 a.m., members of Kings District RCMP responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Route 17 in Lower Montague. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, a 39-year-old man from Cardigan, showed signs of impairment and was arrested. He was transported to the Kings District RCMP detachment for further testing which confirmed his alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

Nobody was injured during the incidents. The three drivers were later released, and were issued a 90-day driver's license suspension along with having their vehicles impounded at their expense. They will appear in Georgetown Provincial Court at a later date.

"Driving impaired endangers everyone on the road, including the driver" said Sgt. Leanne Butler with the Kings District RCMP. "We are urging Islanders to drive sober, slow down, and drive safe, especially with the arrival of winter weather."

If you suspect or are aware of an impaired driver, please call 9-1-1 immediately in a safe manner. Providing as much information as possible regarding the vehicle, driver, location, and direction of travel can help police get impaired drivers off the road.

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Contact information

Sgt. Leanne Butler
Kings District RCMP
902-218-1202

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