Impaired hit and run driver over four times legal limit: police

Suspect arrested shortly after accident, three other impaired arrests by RNC

Published on February 11, 2016

One woman was arrested for impaired driving Thursday night following a hit and run accident at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Topsail Road.

The RNC say the 33-year-old woman`s breathalyzer results were more than four times the legal limit.

The suspect's car apparently hit another vehicle at the intersection. She then left the scene but was tracked down by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary a short time later on Hamlyn Road.

Several police cruisers were on the scene as the woman sat in the back of one of the police vehicles. She was checked for what appeared to be minor injuries by paramedics from the St. John`s Regional fire department and Eastern Health.

The woman was also charged for failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

Three other impaired arrests Thurday into Friday morning

There were three other arrests for impaired driving in the RNC’s overnight media report this morning.

At 4:25 p.m. Thursday, RNC patrol officers stopped a vehicle on Millers Road in Topsail, following a report from the public of a possible impaired driver.

The RNC says a 56-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer after his breath samples were in excess of four times the legal limit. He was released to appear in court at a later date.

At 12:15 a.m. this morning, RNC patrol officers responded to a report from the public of an erratic driver in Kelligrews. Police located the vehicle and arrested a 48-year-old woman for impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer. She was also charged with breach of a court order. She was released to appear in court at a later date.

At 1:40 a.m. this morning, RNC patrol officers arrested a 39-year-old man in Mount Pearl and charged him with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer. Police say his breath samples were in excess of three times the legal limit. He was release to appear in court at a later date.