Calls from residents lead to drunk driving arrests

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Complaints from residents in the St. John’s metro area on Remembrance Day helped the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary make two arrests related to drunk driving.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Sunday, police received a call from a citizen who spotted a vehicle driving erratically on Park Avenue in Mount Pearl. The witness watched as the vehicle drove onto a lawn and collided with a parked vehicle.

Municipal enforcement officers were in the area and detained the suspect, a 50-year-old female, until RNC officers arrived on the scene.

The woman was arrested for operation of a motor vehicle while impaired and operation of a motor vehicle while exceeding the legal limit. She is expected to appear in St. John’s provincial court Tuesday morning.

Sunday afternoon, police received a call concerning a possible impaired driver swerving on Main Road in Portugal Cove.

RNC officers later arrested a 42-year-old male on charges of refusal of the breathalyzer, operation of a motor vehicle while impaired, and operation of a motor vehicle while exceeding the legal limit.

The accused was released from police custody and will appear in court on a later date.

Geographic location: Park Avenue, Mount Pearl, Main Road Portugal Cove

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  • Whaddaya At ?
    November 12, 2012 - 22:33

    A citizen spotted a vehicle driving erratically in Mt. Pearl ?. So, what else is new ? Driving erratically in Mt. Pearl is the norm rather than the exception. Driving down Ruth Ave. at 70kph, running red lights, changing lanes without signalling, rolling through stop signs, ignoring yield signs. What Mt.Pearl needs is police officers with checkered flags on streets like Ruth Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue. And if you've got a complaint, remember, the RNC in Mt. Pearl has bankers' hours and, after that, you'll get an answering machine.

  • Dee
    November 12, 2012 - 16:08

    Wow 8am is there not something wrong here,to be so drunk that early in the day and all the parades on the go.And why is their names being with held all the time.I like to know if the person living next door to me is driving impaired at least I can warn my children to watch their P,s and Q,s when walking.