RCMP arrest 3 drunk drivers same night
The Mounties picked up 3 impaired drivers, including one going the wrong way on the Trans-Canada, over the course of several hours in the Carleton County area recently.
An officer driving near Woodstock last Thursday morning was almost struck by a car driving in the opposite direction.
The 54-year-old woman from Somerville was arrested and released until her court date in December. Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her car was impounded for 30 days.
Police also responded to a 911 report of an impaired driver on Highway 105 near Kilburn.
A 38-year-old Drummond man was arrested and appeared in court on Monday..pleaded guilty to impaired driving and breach of an undertaking.
He'll be back in court in March for a sentencing hearing. His vehicle was also impounded for 60 days.
The same night, a 30-year-old Woodstock man was arrested for impaired driving on the Woodstock First Nation. His licence was also suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. He's expected in court in March
As well that evening, two novice drivers were ticketed and received 7-day driving suspensions for driving with alcohol in their system.
The arrests and suspensions followed a day of checkstops as part of the launch for MADD Canada's Red Ribbon campaign, reminding motorists of the dangers of impaired driving.