During the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in Labrador West arrested multiple individuals for operating vehicles while impaired.
At 1:50 a.m. Saturday, the RNC arrested a 44-year-old Labrador City man for impaired driving and driving while over the legal limit in the area of Avalon Drive, Labrador City.
Later that same day, at approximately 11:40 a.m., another traffic stop in the area of Avalon Drive, Labrador City, resulted in a second man being charged with operating an unregistered vehicle, no insurance and failure to transfer vehicle ownership. The 40-year-old Labrador City man was also issued a driving suspension and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle.
On Sunday, at approximately 3:10 a.m., the RNC approached a vehicle that had been stopped in the middle of the road facing oncoming traffic while picking up a pedestrian. This incident resulted in a 31-year-old man from Quebec being arrested for impaired driving and driving while over the legal limit.
At approximately 9 a.m. Sunday, a 54-year-old Labrador City man was arrested at Booth Avenue, Labrador City, for impaired driving and refusing to comply with an approved screening device demand.
All four individuals charged during the weekend were released and scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
Since January, the RNC in Labrador West Region have had a noticeable increase in the number of individuals arrested for impaired operation driving offences. Police encourage the public to report impaired drivers by calling 911 to provide a detailed description of suspected impaired drivers and the vehicle being operated.