The RNC says it laid a number of impaired-driving related charges over the Labour Day weekend in its jurisdiction, many of which were in response to calls from the public.
Six of those cases were in and around the St. John’s area.
A 35-year-old man was charged with impaired driving after his vehicle was stopped on Brookfield Road about 10:25 p.m. Saturday. The RNC received a call from the public regarding the alleged impaired driver. The accused was released from custody to appear in provincial court at a later date.
About 11:50 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old man was charged with impaired driving in the city area after the RNC received a call from the public. The man was released to appear in provincial court at a later date.
On Sunday, about 12:50 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on LeMarchant Road in St. John’s that resulted in a 73-year-old man being charged with impaired driving and operation of a motor vehicle over 80. The accused was released to appear in court at a later date.
Approximately 7:40 p.m. Sunday, in the Goulds area of St. John’s, a 62-year-old man was charged with impaired driving, operation of a motor vehicle over 80mg and driving while prohibited. The accused also received several traffic tickets and the vehicle was impounded. The accused was held in custody to appear in provincial court.
Also on Sunday, about 11: 45 p.m., RNC officers responded to a complaint from a citizen about a possible impaired driver in the area of Harvey Road. A 46-year-old man was charged with refusing to give a breath sample, impaired driving and uttering threats to the arresting officer. The accused was held in custody to appear in provincial court.
On Monday, approximately 7:30 a.m., RNC officers received a complaint from a citizen about a possible impaired driver in the area of a restaurant in Mount Pearl. A 28-year-old man was subsequently charged with impaired driving, operating a motor vehicle over 80 mg, breach of court order and obstruction. He was held in custody to appear in provincial court.
The RNC asks anyone with information about possible impaired drivers to call 911 or contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
This is a corrected version.