Donald Walker Baker, 56, is pictured at provincial court in St. John's today. — Photo by Rosie Gillingham/The Telegram
A man who reportedly took an ambulance on a joy ride Wednesday night has been released from custody on conditions he abstain from alcohol and not drive.
Donald Walker Baker, 56, of an unknown address, appeared in provincial court in St. John's this morning.
He's charged with impaired driving, failing the breathalyzer and joyriding (taking a vehicle without permission).
Lawyers agreed to have Baker released from jail with the condition that he abstain from alcohol. He was also ordered not to drive.
He's due back in court Sept. 19.
A 56-year-old man is facing charges of impaired driving after stealing an ambulance in the Goulds area of St. John’s.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to a call from the Meadowbrook Park area shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday that an ambulance had been stolen while attendants were inside a home on a call for assistance.
The ambulance was recovered a short time later with no damage and the man taken to Her Majesty’s Lockup to be detained until a court appearance this morning.
He faces charges of operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol over the legal limit and joyriding.
Also on Wednesday, a 29-year-old woman was issued a seven-day driving suspension after patrol members responded to a report of a possible impaired driver and conducted a traffic stop in the Carter Hill area of St. John’s.
A 23 year old man was also arrested in the downtown area after another concerned citizen called the RNC to report a possible impaired driver. The man was charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol over the legal limit. He was released to appear in court at a later date.