Two people were charged with impaired driving Monday, while another person was charged with driving with a suspended licence and owing thousands in outstanding fines.
About 11:12 p.m. Monday, the RNC charged a 41-year-old woman with impaired driving and refusal of a breathalyzer demand. She was held for court today.
The arrest came after RNC patrol officers received a call from a concerned citizen that an impaired driver was operating in the area of Portugal Cove Road St. John’s.
About 3 p.m. Monday, RNC officers arrested a 45-year-old man in the area of Elizabeth Avenue for impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer after the man was involved in a motor vehicle accident.
There were minor injuries in the accident.
The accused was released to appear in court at a later date.
About 8:20 p.m. Monday, a 71-year-old man’s vehicle was pulled over by RNC officers after a report from a concerned citizen that there was a possible impaired driver operating a vehicle on Columbus Drive in the west end of St. John’s.
Impaired driving charges were not laid, however, the man was found to be driving while his licence was suspended and he owed $38,000 in outstanding fines.
He was issued tickets for driving while suspended, driving an un-registered vehicle, having false registration stickers on his vehicle and operating without valid insurance. His vehicle was impounded and he was held at the lock up for court today.