More impaired driving charges laid

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary charged more people with impaired driving in the St. John's-metro region overnight.

In one case Thursday night, the RNC responded to a complaint from the public of a possible impaired driver in the Kenmount Road area of St. John’s.

Officers located the vehicle parked at a residence, with no driver.

The RNC said a driver could not be identified, so the police warned the people in the home about the call from the public reporting the driver of the van may have been impaired.

Within five minutes of leaving the residence, the officers stopped the same van in the Kenmount Road area and charged a 19-year-old man with impaired driving and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. He will appear in court at a later date.

Also, in the RNC overnight report, a 22-year-old man was stopped while operating an ATV in the Kelligrews area around 1 a.m. this morning.

The ATV was seized and the driver will be appearing in court to face charges of impaired driving and breach of a court order.

Within minutes of dealing with this incident, the arresting officer noticed a vehicle being operated in a suspicious manner in the centre area of Conception Bay South.

This resulted in a 23-year-old man being charged with impaired driving. He will also appear in court at a later date.

During a traffic safety stop in Long Pond, Conception Bay South, a patrol officer was led to believe the operator of the vehicle was in possession of a controlled substance.

A search of the vehicle resulted in a small amount of drug being seized. That matter is also under investigation.

Around 11 p.m. Thursday, RNC officers responded to a vehicle fire in the Goulds area of St. John's.

Upon their arrival, the vehicle was totally engulfed in flames and destroyed. The vehicle was reported stolen. That matter is under investigation.

Geographic location: St. John's, Kenmount Road, Kelligrews Long Pond Goulds

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  • Dee
    September 06, 2013 - 08:45

    It's great to see the RNC are doing their jobs,it's beyond me though why are these drivers charged and released not detained overnight until they appear in court the next day.Now in saying this when are the judges going to do their jobs and sentence these people and maybe detach their wages for their out standing fines,I'm sure most have jobs.