Officer stops to help vehicle out of snowbank, charges driver with impaired

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A driver who got help from a police officer who stopped to help get his vehicle out of a snowbank has been charged with impaired driving.

The officer was on patrol on Main Road, in Campbell's Creek, on the Port au Port Peninsula, when he saw a car being towed out of the snow.

He stopped to help, and ended up arresting the driver for impaired driving and failing a breath test.

The 38-year-old P.E.I. man was given a driving suspension and released to appear in provincial court May 29.

The vehicle was towed away.