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Man in custody, two people injured in overnight impaired driving collision in St. John's


Injuries to man and woman not thought to be serious.

One man is in custody and two people were sent to hospital after an impaired driving collision involving a parked vehicle on Bonaventure Avenue at about 2 a.m. Thursday morning. When the Telegram arrived on scene, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers were administering a roadside breathalizer test to an eighteen-year-old male sitting in the rear of a police cruiser. The man was handcuffed shortly afterwards and taken from the scene in a second police car. The car the suspect was driving was sitting nearby with extensive damage to the front end and a second vehicle that had been parked on the roadside was damaged and driven up onto a sidewalk. The parked car’s owner could be seen speaking with police as they investigated the incident. The two victims taken to hospital, a man and a woman, were apparently passengers in the vehicle driven by the suspect. Their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. In an overnight press release, the RNC says the man has been charged with impaired driving and will appear in court at a later date. 

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