Four people picked up for impaired driving in separate incidents in St. John’s area

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Four people were charged by the RNC with impaired driving in separate incidents Sunday and early this morning in the St. John’s area.

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At 10:53 a.m. Sunday, as a result of a traffic safety stop on Fowlers Road in C.B.S., a 56-year-old woman was charged with impaired driving and refusal of the breathalyzer.

The woman was released from custody to appear in provincial court at a later date.

About 2:30 p.m. Sunday, as a result of a traffic safety stop on Pitts Memorial Dr., a 36-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and released to appear in provincial court at a later date.

 About 12:50 a.m. today, the RNC pulled over a vehicle on Manuels Access Road. As a result, a 42-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and refusal of the breathalyzer. He was also charged with driving while prohibited and breach of court order. He was detained in custody for court today and his vehicle was impounded.

About 1 a.m. today, RNC officers pulled over a vehicle on Bay Bulls Road in Kilbride. As a result, a 49-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and having a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit. He was also charged with breach of court order. He was released to appear in provincial court at a later date.

 

 

Geographic location: Fowlers Road, Manuels Access Road, Bay Bulls Road Kilbride

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  • J.J.
    November 18, 2013 - 23:53

    Didn't take long for someone to mention banning or restricting alcohol. Alcohol being available is not the cause of impaired driving. Morons who consume too much alcohol, then make the concious decision to get behind the wheel and drive down the road are the problem. There seems to be a complete lack of any kind of concern for the law. That is evidenced with the daily impaired driving charges and driving without licence/insurance charges. Start enforcing traffic laws. Pursue people who owe exhorbitant amounts of traffic fines. The fines don't deter them because they are released and probably driving another uninsured, unregistered vehicle the very next day. Banning alcohol is not the answer as there are a majority of the population who drink responsibly and would never consider getting behind the wheel after a few drinks. Confiscate the vehicle, suspend their licence, fine them or give them jail time. The laws certainly are not a deterrent, but that is simply because they are not enforced as strongly as they could be. No enforcement whatsoever in some cases. This story is a good example: 3 of the 4 mentioned in this article were released from custody to appear at a later date in court. Probobly out driving around again as we speak...

  • Marshall Art
    November 18, 2013 - 23:47

    Too bad they can't also pick up all the ignorant morons behind the wheels of vehicles in S.John's and Mt. Pearl who speed, tailgate , don't use signal lights, and don't know a 4-way stop from a bus-stop.

  • david
    November 18, 2013 - 13:27

    Expressing outrage on issues-du-jour like bullying, climate change and animal cruelty make people here feel good about themselves. In an island society teeming with drunk drivers. Odd.

  • santo
    November 18, 2013 - 11:22

    It's time to do something about this. Obviously the laws are not a deterrent for drinking and driving. Seems as though they don't seem to mind, a slap on the wrist (go figure!) Print their names! Instead of saying a 56 yr old woman, why not say Jane Doe, 56, I'm sure that would deter a lot more people than we may think. Drinking and driving is something that disgusts people, there is nothing like being embarrassed to keep people from doing things they shouldn't. I bet it would stop many from drinking and driving. After all, I am willing to be that those who have been charged don't brag about it on Facebook! They want no one to know. The risk of the whole province knowing might just be the reason they need not to do it.

    • Tried it already
      November 18, 2013 - 12:42

      The Evening Telegram did that years ago but people still drink and drive. The threat of punishment has never been a deterrent for any crime. The US executes murderers (what some would consider the ultimate deterrent) but it's still the murder capital of the world. As long as people are allowed to drive and buy booze then we'll have drunk drivers among us. I don't know what the answer is but laws and punishments don't seem to deter people. Perhaps it's time to start looking at ways to make it more difficult to get drunk. Such as making those that profit from the sale of booze more responsible for drunks. Or maybe we should just ban booze with an alcohol content above 1%. I don't know but I don't think increasing the punishment will change anything.

  • santo
    November 18, 2013 - 11:21

    It's time to do something about this. Obviously the laws are not a deterrent for drinking and driving. Seems as though they don't seem to mind, a slap on the wrist (go figure!) Print their names! Instead of saying a 56 yr old woman, why not say Jane Doe, 56, I'm sure that would deter a lot more people than we may think. Drinking and driving is something that disgusts people, there is nothing like being embarrassed to keep people from doing things they shouldn't. I bet it would stop many from drinking and driving. After all, I am willing to be that those who have been charged don't brag about it on Facebook! They want no one to know. The risk of the whole province knowing might just be the reason they need not to do it.

  • santo
    November 18, 2013 - 11:20

    It's time to do something about this. Obviously the laws are not a deterrent for drinking and driving. Seems as though they don't seem to mind, a slap on the wrist (go figure!) Print their names! Instead of saying a 56 yr old woman, why not say Jane Doe, 56, I'm sure that would deter a lot more people than we may think. Drinking and driving is something that disgusts people, there is nothing like being embarrassed to keep people from doing things they shouldn't. I bet it would stop many from drinking and driving. After all, I am willing to be that those who have been charged don't brag about it on Facebook! They want no one to know. The risk of the whole province knowing might just be the reason they need not to do it.

  • Bones
    November 18, 2013 - 10:39

    Maybe it was the air miles that got to him. Look around this up coming Christmas season. The NLC will have commercials on for specials on booze and promote the sale for gift cards. That's no excuse for drinking and driving but is there anyway to deny why their is an increase of drinking and driving. The Government coffers will it prove too, and that's why its justified. Why can't they advertise for cigarettes again?