RNC Lay multiple impaired driving charges during weekend

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) charged six people with impaired driving related offences over the weekend in its jurisdiction.

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• On Friday, around 7:10 p.m., the RNC received information from a concerned citizen regarding a suspected impaired driver in the Topsail Road area.

A 22-year-old man was subsequently charged with impaired driving and was held in custody until a court appearance.

• Also on Friday, around 9:20 p.m., the RNC received information from a concerned citizen regarding an impaired driver in the area of Park Avenue in Mount Pearl.

A 44-year-old man was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired and failure to comply with a breathalyzer demand. The driver was also issued a ticket under the Highway Traffic Act and was released to appear in court at a later date.

• On Sunday, around 1 a.m., RNC in Labrador west responded to a report that two snowmobiles had collided on a lake in the area of South Eastern Arm, about 30 kms east of Labrador City on Route 500. As a result of the collision a 32- year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The other party in the collision, a

23-year-old man, was taken into custody by police and charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm and operating a motor vehicle over the legal blood alcohol limit, causing bodily harm. The accused was released to appear in court at a later date. The investigation into this incident is still ongoing.

• Also on Sunday, around 2 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop in Pouch Cove that resulted in a 17-year-old male being

issued a seven-day driving suspension for consumption of alcohol.

• Around 3:10 a.m. Sunday, in the area of Commonwealth Avenue in Mount Pearl, a 35-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. He was released to

appear in court at a later date.

• Around 11:40 p.m. Sunday, RNC officers conducted a traffic stop on Topsail Road in St. John’s. A 25-year-old man was issued a seven-day driving suspension for consumption of alcohol.

The RNC continues to work in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) and says it would like to thank members of the public for their assistance and remind the public that if anyone has information about impaired driving to please call 911 or contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also provide information anonymously on the N.L. Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

Organizations: RNC, Crime Stoppers, MADD

Geographic location: Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, Labrador Park Avenue South Eastern Arm Pouch Cove Commonwealth Avenue

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  • Marshall Art
    February 17, 2014 - 14:03

    There are lots of drivers in Mount Pearl who drive as if they were loaded. Speeding, no signal lights, tailgating, running red lights, etc.