Outstanding fines and charges of impaired driving keep RNC busy

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A 28-year-old man found to owe in excess of $36,000 in outstanding fines, was charged early this morning with public mischief, impaired driving and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration over the legal limit.


The accused was arrested about 3:14 a.m. after RNC officers responded to a complaint of a disturbance in the centre area of St. John’s.

In addition, the accused was issued a ticket for not having a licence.

He was held in custody for provincial court this morning.

On Sunday, about 12:08 p.m., RNC officers stopped a vehicle on Torbay Road and found the driver owe more than $5,000 in outstanding fines.

He was also charged with driving while disqualified — his vehicle was impounded — and ticketed for driving while suspended, using false plates, operating an un-registered vehicle, and operating without valid insurance.

He was held in the city lock up for court today.

At 4:40 p.m. Sunday, RNC officers conducted a traffic safety stop on Ropewalk Lane St. John’s. A 55-year-old man was not only driving while suspended, but found to owe in excess of $11,000 in outstanding fines. He was ticketed for driving while suspended, operating without valid insurance, operating an un-registered vehicle, operating a vehicle with false stickers, and failing to transfer ownership. His vehicle was impounded and he was held at the lock-up for court.

Meantime, about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, RNC officers stopped an ATV in the west end of St. John’s and ticketed the 18-year-old male driver with operating an ATV without an helmet, no insurance, no licence plates and failure to transfer ownership. The ATV was impounded.

Geographic location: Torbay Road

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