Four people charged with impaired driving overnight

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The RNC responded to four incidents of impaired driving during the overnight hours between Friday evening and Saturday morning.

The first call came at 9:40 p.m. Friday when police were alerted of a possible impaired driver on Pitts Memorial Drive. The RNC tracked down a 38-year-old man in the Paradise area, who they have charged with impaired driving. He will appear in court at a later date.

At around 2 a.m. Saturday, the RNC arrived at a collision on Nascopie Crescent. One of the two vehicles was parked and the other fled the scene. Police found the driver on the nearby Kenmount Road. Both vehicles were damaged severely and a 19-year-old male has been charged with impaired driving and failure to remain at the scene of an accident. He will also appear in court at a later date.

Just before 3 a.m. Saturday Police learned of a possible impaired driver in Mount Pearl. They have charged a 23-year-old male with impaired driving. The man was also released to appear in court at a later date.

Finally, police answered to a single vehicle collision on Pitts Memorial Drive, close to New Gower Street, where an adult male sustained minor injuries. They charged him with impaired driving, refusing to take a breathalyzer and uttering threats. He remained in police custody until a court hearing this morning.

Geographic location: Paradise, Kenmount Road, Mount Pearl New Gower Street

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  • Darlene
    April 13, 2014 - 08:42

    WOW...can someone tell me how to stop this..I am TRUELY amazed at why these idiots get behind the wheel in the first place...why is there not harsher punishment for these people...I just don't get it...cheers