Nunavut RCMP arrest Rankin Inlet man for impaired driving

56-year-old also charged with taking vehicle without consent

A Rankin Inlet man has been charged with impaired driving and taking a motor vehicle without consent, after an SUV crashed into a snowbank on Sunday, Dec. 16. Nunavut RCMP is encouraging safe and sober driving during the holidays. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

A 56-year-old man from Rankin Inlet faces charges of impaired driving and taking a motor vehicle without consent.

At about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, RCMP officers responded to a report about a potentially impaired driver after an SUV crashed into a snowbank. Officers went to the scene and arrested a man for impaired driving.

“Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen,” the RCMP said in a release.

The man, who was not identified in the release, is scheduled to appear in court on March 9 in Rankin Inlet.

The RCMP said it wants to remind people about the dangers of impaired driving and the “dire consequences” that often result from operating a vehicle while impaired.

A person convicted for any drinking and driving offence faces an automatic Canada-wide driving prohibition, and either a fine or jail sentence, or the possibility of probation.

The minimum sentence for a first offence is a $1,000 fine and a 12-month driving prohibition.

Taking a vehicle without consent, or “joyriding,” is a summary offence punishable by a maximum of six months in jail, a fine of $5,000, or both.

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  1. Posted by Fare 6,000 on

    Expensive drive. 56 year old , wonder about his maturity level?

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