Errington man checks on friend at police station and gets himself arrested

The man, who is prohibited from driving, allegedly drove to the police detachment — intoxicated — the morning of Dec. 5

A 43-year-old Errington man, who is prohibited from driving, allegedly drove to the police detachment — intoxicated — the morning of Dec. 5.

Oceanside RCMP issued a news release saying the man drove to the detachment “to check on his intoxicated friend” who had been lodged in police cells the night before.

According to police, the man was “known to be a prohibited driver and appeared to be intoxicated himself.”

The man was subsequently arrested and given a breathalyzer test, which police said showed him to be “well over” the legal limit to drive.

Police recommended charges of driving while prohibited and impaired operation of a motor vehicle to Crown counsel.