Police have charged a 14-year-old boy from Prince Albert with impaired driving following an incident early in the morning of Jan. 2.
At roughly 2:30 a.m., police received a complaint that a grey Ford truck was swerving all over the road while heading east on 22nd Street East. The 14-year-old driver eventually pulled over at the intersection of 12th Avenue and Seventh Street East where he was arrested for exceeding the blood alcohol concentration legal limit of .08.
He was released to his family and will make his first appearance in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Feb. 2.
The boy was one of five people charged with impaired driving in the city over the long weekend after police deployed extra resources in an attempt to crack down on drinking and driving.
The list includes a 37-year-old man from Denare Beach who hit a parked car while travelling along Fourth Street East around 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 30. The man was released from police custody and will make his first court appearance on Jan. 11.
Police also charged a 35-year-old woman from Prince Albert who hit a parked car in the early morning of Dec. 30. Officers arrived at the 3600 Block of Second Avenue West around 3:40 a.m. after the woman struck a parked car while parking her own vehicle. She is charged with impaired driving and will make her first court appearance on Jan. 8.
The final two incidents occurred on New Year’s Day. A 26-year-old woman was charged with impaired driving and exceeding the blood alcohol concentration legal limit after officers observed her vehicle swerving along the 2100 block of Central Avenue. She will make her first court appearance on Feb. 13.
A 31-year-old driver has also been charged with impaired driving after police observed him hit a parked car while trying to park along the 1000 Block of Branion Drive. After hitting the car, the suspect then drove away. He was also charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident. His first court date is scheduled for Jan. 29.