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Driver of lawn tractor facing charge of failing to give a proper breath sample

The Mounties say he was stopped in the town of Alberton on Tuesday night after they received a tip suggesting he had been drinking.
The Mounties say he was stopped in the town of Alberton on Tuesday night after they received a tip suggesting he had been drinking. Getty Images

It’s unlikely there was a high-speed chase when police in western P.E.I. pulled over a 72-year-old man behind the wheel of a lawn tractor.

The Mounties say he was stopped in the town of Alberton on Tuesday night after they received a tip suggesting he had been drinking.

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The man is facing a charge of failing to give a proper breath sample.

He is scheduled to appear in court in June.

A spokesman for the RCMP detachment in Rosebank declined to release further details.

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