Multiple impaired driving arrests in central Labrador

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In just over two hours, Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP managed to make three impaired driving arrests during the early hours of Saturday.


According to a news release, the first incident happened at around 1 a.m., involving a 17-year-old male youth riding an all-terrain vehicle. Police issued a two-month driving suspension after a roadside screening device indicated there was alcohol in his blood system.

The remaining two incidents happened minutes apart on Hamilton River Road at a police check-point. A 34-year-old man was charged with impaired driving. A 20-year-old male driver was also stopped and charged with impaired driving and possession of a controlled substance. Their vehicles were stopped shortly after 3 a.m.

Police said both men had blood-alcohol levels close to double the legal limit. They were released from custody and will appear in court at later dates.

Geographic location: Labrador, Hamilton River Road

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