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Disqualified or delinquent drivers keep RNC busy on Newfoundland’s Northeast Avalon

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary cruiser.  — Telegram file
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary cruiser. — Telegram file

St. Johns, N.L. — Police were again kept busy overnight on roads in and around the metro area by a steady stream of people who ignore the rules of the road or drive illegally.

• RNC Operational Patrol Services conducted a traffic safety stop on Topsail Road at Brookfield Road St John’s Friday around 11 a.m. and determined that the 47-year-old man was driving while disqualified. He also had no valid insurance and was suspended under the Highway Traffic Act. In addition, the accused was on a court order, thus breaching his conditions. He was released to appear in court at a later date but his vehicle was impounded.

• Shortly afterwards, a traffic safety stop in Topsail Road in Paradise netted a 37-year-old man who was on a court order not to operate a motor vehicle in Canada. The driver was arrested at the time and held for a court appearance. The vehicle he was operating was impounded.

• Just after midday Friday a traffic stop in Paradise determined that the 37-year -old man driving was operating without a valid insurance policy. He was issued traffic tickets and released but his vehicle was impounded.

• Early this morning, shortly after midnight, a routine traffic safety stop on Topsail Road in St. John's resulted in police issuing summary offence tickets to a 26-year-old man for driving while his licence was suspended, failure to surrender suspended driving license, no accompanying qualified driver and operating vehicle without novice sign in rear window of vehicle. He was released to appear in court at a later date and his vehicle was impounded at the scene.

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