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.