Police may not have found any impaired drivers during a set of safety checks on Sunday night, but the same can’t be said for the rest of the weekend.
Between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., the RNC conducted checks in the area of the TCH and Pitts Memorial Drive. Approximately 150 vehicle were checked with no alcohol related infractions noted.
However, on Sunday the RCMP in Nain conducted a traffic stop on an ATV travelling within the community around midnight. A 19 year old man from Nain was arrested for impaired driving. Two youths were travelling on the ATV with him.
On Saturday night at approximately 9:00 p.m. the RNC pulled over a a 21 year old male resident of Benoit's Cove who was driving through Corner Brook. He charged with impaired and it was also determined that the vehicle’s registration had been expired since November 2013. The vehicle also wasn’t insured. The driver was issued a 90 day driver suspension and the vehicle was impounded.
On Saturday night, the RNC also stopped a vehicle operating on Route 500 in Labrador City after receiving a tip from a concerned member of the public. The 49 year old male driver was charged with impaired driving and driving over the legal limit.
Saturday afternoon the RNC received a call concerning a possible impaired driver on the TCH near Donovans in Mount Pearl. The 25 year old male was charged with impaired.
Finally, one impaired driver luckily only had it in for street signs over the weekend.
A little after 9:00 on Sunday evening The RNC got a call from a concerned citizen about a vehicle in the Forest Road area of St. John’s that was being driven in an erratic matter and had struck two street signs.
Police caught up with the vehicle in the area of Quidi Vidi Lake and took a 67 year old male into custody. He was charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer after a breath sample indicated that he was three times over the legal limit. He was released to appear in court at a later date.