2 arrested for impaired driving at accident scene
One arrested in connection with accident, second after driving through investigation scene
Police made two arrests for impaired driving at the scene of a motorcycle accident Sunday in Kingston, P.E.I.
RCMP were called to attend an accident scene on Route 235 near Kingston, in central P.E.I., shortly before 5 p.m.
The driver of the motorcycle had gone off the road onto the shoulder and lost control, He was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown by ambulance.
The 55-year-old male, originally from Prince Edward Island, was later transported to Halifax with head and spine trauma. Police say his injuries are severe.
As part of the investigation, the riding partner of victim was arrested at the accident scene for operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
That night, shortly before 10 p.m., as police were on the scene continuing their investigation, a vehicle travelled through the scene at a high rate of speed. The driver, a 49-year-old Clyde River man, was stopped a short distance away, and arrested for impaired driving.
Both men are scheduled to appear in court in October.