Impaired driving, driving while suspended charges laid in St. John’s

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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.





Geographic location: Portugal Cove Road, Elizabeth Avenue

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Recent comments

  • Cindy
    December 26, 2013 - 12:42

    Hard to believe people are so stupid! I guess they forget the man that was killed by a drunk driver on Columbus Drive a few Christmases ago. Or the guy on the motorcycle killed this year or the woman killed by her boyfriend. It's just plain dumb! And selfish! If you can afford to drink, you can afford a taxi!! SMARTEN UP!!! Lock 'em and throw away the key!!

  • Marshall Art
    December 26, 2013 - 08:55

    This is 2013, we can put Chris Hatfield in space, yet we can't get a handle on the people driving on our streets without licences and insurance and owing thousands of dollars in outstanding fines ? . The incompetent officials who've dragged their feet and stood by year after year, apparently doing nothing to get a handle on this problem, need to be held accountable and, if necessary, transferred to other do-nothing jobs.

    • yo mama
      December 27, 2013 - 08:34

      Agree with you there Marshall, how these fines continue to build up for any one individual seems impossible....for anyone doing their job that is.

  • Hank
    December 25, 2013 - 09:46

    There are a lot of people driving owing thousands of Dollars Worth of unpaid tickets driving with no insurance, no licence, on a first name basic with police , How can a driver be owing thousands of Dollars Worth Of Tickets and NOT BE KNOWN BY POLICE, THE COURTS ARE NOT DOING THEIR JOBS, PAY THE FINE OR DO THE TIME, NOT BE ON THE STREET AN HIT AN OTHER PERSON CAUSING A LOT OF PAIN AND SUFFERING AND WALK AWAY, WHILE ANOTHER PERSON SUFFERS FOR IT

  • david
    December 24, 2013 - 13:07

    And some of you think this is an "awareness" issue? Really? How can anyone be more aware of drunk, unlicensed, uninsured drivers when they are everywhere? Some of them are driving cabs, for gawd's sake.