Impaired driving charges laid in Labrador

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A 28-year-old man from Sheshatshiu was arrested Saturday for impaired operation of a motor vehicle after RCMP in the Labrador community stopped to check a vehicle that appeared to be stuck in snow at an intersection around 5 a.m..

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According to the RCMP, the man was allegedly asleep at the wheel.

The accused will be appearing in provincial court at Happy Valley-Goose Bay on March 25 to face a charge of impaired driving and impaired driving with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit.

Also on Saturday, around 11:15 a.m., RCMP Traffic Services West and RCMP Goose Bay detachments  stopped a man driving a snowmobile on Paddon Road.

The 55-year-old man from Happy Valley-Goose Bay was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and was later released. He will appear in provincial court in the town on April 6 to face a charge of impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit.

The RCMP would to remind the public that drinking and driving while operating a snowmobile carries the same penalties as operating any other vehicle. 

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Happy Valley, Goose Bay, Labrador Paddon Road

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