A 40-year-old man in Rankin Inlet is facing charges related to impaired driving after an incident on Wednesday night.

The RCMP stopped an all-terrain vehicle around 10 p.m. because there were four people riding on it, double what is legally permitted.

The Mounties said the driver of the vehicle showed signs of being impaired and subsequently failed a breath sample administered with a roadside screening device.

The police added that a secondary Breathalyzer test also detected that the driver was over the legal limit of alcohol.

The driver, whose name was not disclosed by the RCMP, is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 10 in Rankin Inlet.

“With the warmer weather upon us, Nunavut RCMP wish to remind residents of the dangers of impaired driving and to obey all territorial and local bylaw regulations as associated to the Off Road Vehicle Act and the Criminal Code,” a Thursday news release states.

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...