Tip from public leads to impaired driving charge

A tip from the public about a suspected impaired driver in Northeast New Brunswick has resulted in police charging an Ontario transport truck driver with impaired driving.

Officers pulled the 61-year-old truck driver over on Highway 11 near Jacquet River last Friday.

Mounties say the driver was arrested after providing two breath samples, registering a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.

He was released on a promise to appear in court on September 16th.

RCMP's Sgt. Mario Maillet says impaired driving remains one of the leading criminal causes of death in Canada.

Maillet says everyone can help prevent deaths by reporting any driver suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or who is driving erratically.