When drivers flee from police, it’s usually at speeds above the posted limits.
But Wednesday, according to RCMP in Burin, a 50-year-old woman refused to stop for police and continued travelling well below the speed limit for several kilometres.
The RCMP received an anonymous report of an impaired driver in Marystown around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Police say they located the vehicle travelling below the speed limit, but when they attempted to stop it, the driver disregarded emergency lights and continued to travel, below the speed limit through Marystown, eventually stopping after several kilometers.
A 50-year-old Marystown woman was arrested for impaired operation. The RCMP said readings gained indicate that the driver was operating with alcohol levels in excess of three times the legal limit. The passenger, a 44-year-old man from Little Bay was also arrested for breaching a court order.
The woman was released and is scheduled to appear in Grand Bank provincial court in December 2012. The man was held in custody and will appear in provincial court today.
The Burin Peninsula RCMP said they would like to acknowledge the anonymous caller who was directly responsible in providing a safer community in Marystown. “The public is essential in keeping communities safe and are encouraged to report possible impaired drivers and persons operating in an unsafe manner,” the RCMP said in a release.
The RCMP in Burin can be contacted at 709-279-3001.