RCMP in Corner Brook laid several impaired driving charges over the holidays.
Around 2 p.m. New Year's Eve, officers responded to a complaint of an unwanted man in a residence in the Humber Valley Resort.
He was located driving his vehicle nearby and was arrested for impaired driving.
The 32-year-old resident of Happy Valley-Goose Bay was held in custody overnight and is facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, refusing to provide a breath sample, and mischief.
An investigation is ongoing in relation to a reported disturbance at the residence and police say further charges are pending.
On New Year's Day, around 4:10 a.m., RCMP were at a residence in Benoit's Cove on an unrelated matter when a neighbour asked police to assist with her son who had returned home after operating a snowmobile and was causing damage inside her residence.
A 16-year-old male was arrested for impaired operation of a vehicle and breaching a court order. He was held in custody until a court appearance.
Around 11:30 a.m., New Year's Day, the RCMP also responded to a complaint of a truck in the ditch on Lakeside Drive at the Humber Valley Resort. Police arrested a 25-year-old man from Campbellton at the scene. The RCMP said in a news release the driver was "extremely intoxicated" behind the steering wheel of the truck ,which was still idling when police arrived.
The man is facing charges of having care and control of a motor vehicle while his ability was impaired by alcohol and was released after taking a breathalyzer test.
Police say, fortunately, no one was injured in these cases of impaired operation, but drivers who choose to drink and drive aren't always so lucky and in many cases people are seriously injured or even die.
According to the RCMP, impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death in the country, resulting in hundreds of unnecessary family tragedies.