Four people arrested in RCMP impaired driving crack-down


A police crack-down on impaired driving over the weekend has result in four arrests.

Four motorists were arrested over the weekend for impaired driving as part of proactive patrols by the Saint- Leonard RCMP.

The RCMP says a roadside breath test resulted in a 39-year-old man being arrested and had his vehicle impounded after he was stopped on chemin Deuxieme-Sault in Saint-Joseph-de-Madawaska.

That same evening a 32-year-old woman was arrested for impaired driving on chemin Martin in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska. 

Her vehicle was impounded and her license suspended for 90 days.

She's been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on February 9th.

Police say a 28-year-old man failed a roadside breath test on Saturday after being stopped on chemin Deuxieme Sault in Saint-Joseph-de-Madawaska on Saturday.

His license was suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded.

On Sunday, police say a 46-year old man failed a breath test, resulting in his arrest, after being stopped on Route 255 in Saint-Andre.

The man's license was suspended for 90 days while his vehicle was impounded.

He's scheduled to appear in court on February 23rd.

RCMP Cst. Alex Roussel says impoared driving remains the leading cause of serious injury and death on our roadways and that everyone has a role and responsibility in stopping dangerous and illegal behaviour.

Anyone who is aware of, or who suspects an impaired driver is urged to call 911.