Construction worker uses his excavator to help nab a drunk driver by trapping his car until police arrive
- Construction worker in Canada used his excavator to stop a male drunk driver
- Police were called to Prince Edward Island off Nova Scotia on Thursday
- They found the driver’s car bizarrely trapped by the bucket of the excavator
- The 50-year-old male ended up being three times over the alcohol limit
A construction worker in Canada has used his excavator to help arrest a drunk driver.
Police were called to a highway on Prince Edward Island off Nova Scotia on Thursday following reports a man was driving drunk.
When authorities arrived, they found the man’s car bizarrely trapped by the construction worker’s excavator.
Police were called to a highway on Prince Edward Island in Canada on Thursday following reports a construction worker had trapped a drunk driver with his excavator so he couldn’t flee
The worker told police he had held the man until authorities could arrive.
The 50-year-old driver of the car had gotten out to confront the operator about his work when he realized the man was intoxicated.
He told police he had tried to prevent the driver from fleeing by using the bucket on the excavator to trap his car.
The accused was taken to back to the police station where he recorded a blood alcohol reading three times the legal limit.
Sergeant Leanne Butler told CBC News that it was the first time she had seen anything like it.
‘The officers responding probably haven’t seen something like that before either,’ she said.
‘It was a different way, but it was effective.’
The man was arrested and charged.