RNC lays seven impaired driving charges in seven hours in St. John's-metro

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Within a seven-hour period from Thursday night to Friday morning, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary charged seven drivers with impaired driving related offences in the St. John's-metro area.


Around 8:15 p.m. a 40-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and driving while prohibited in the downtown area.

Then, around 11:40 p.m., a 26-year-old woman was issued a seven-day driving suspension after a traffic stop on New Gower Street in St. John's.

At 11:42 p.m., a 54-year-old woman was arrested for impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene of an accident in the east end of St. John's.

Today, around 1:05 a.m., a 27-year-old man was charged with impaired driving on Pitts Memorial Drive.

About 1:45 a.m. a 20-year-old man was charged with impaired driving in the area of Water Street at Baird's Cove in St. John's.

At 1:55 a.m., a 39-year-old man from Nova Scotia was arrested for impaired driving on Topsail Road and around 3 a.m., a 30-year-old man was arrested for impaired driving on Ruth Avenue in Mount Pearl.

The RNC says it would like to thank members of the public for their assistance and remind the public that if anyone has

information about unsafe or illegal motor vehicle operation, please contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Information can be provided anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com

Organizations: Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: St. John's, New Gower Street, Water Street Nova Scotia Topsail Road Ruth Avenue

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Recent comments

  • Citizen
    December 06, 2013 - 12:25

    It's okay for the RNC to say let them know if you see unsafe or illegal operation of a vehicle, but they have to respond for it to be of any consequence. Last summer three different people on our street reported a dangerous driver who was either impaired or drugged out of his mind - we are still waiting. I know residents have reported other incidents and either the police never respond or show up 45 minutes after the incident has ended - big help there!!! I'm afraid I really don't have much faith in our police force.

  • david
    December 06, 2013 - 11:36

    The only thing keeping the tally this low is the lack of officers. The few sober drivers on the road should be given police escorts home....we don't deserve this BS.