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Police plagued with driver infractions

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary cruiser.  — Telegram file
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary cruisers were busy rounding up more drivers who were breaking the law. — Telegram file

Northeast Avalon, N.L. — It seems like a test of patience for police and mindful drivers on roads and highways.
Another group of apparently remiss and delinquent drivers were stopped by police between Saturday and early Sunday. Soe of those drivers will appear in court today.

Around lunchtime Saturday the RNC responded to a complaint of possible impaired driver in the east end of St. John’s. A 41-year-old man was arrested and charged with impaired driving. He was issued a seven-day licence suspension and held for court this morning.

About 3 p.m. a 49-year-old man was stopped in St. John’s centre and issued summary offence tickets for driving with a suspended licence and no insurance. The vehicle was impounded.

Shortly after, at 3:36 p.m. the RNC responded to a report of an impaired driver in St. John’s centre.  A 50- year-old man was charged with impaired driving and failing the Breathalyzer. He was issued a seven-day licence suspension and was released to appear in court at a later date. The vehicle was impounded.

A traffic stop at 3:30 this morning 
in the Conception Bay South area saw police charge a 47-year-old man with impaired driving, failing the Breathalyzer, and breach of recognizance.
The vehicle was seized and he was held for court in the morning.

Around the same time a 19-year-old man was pulled over in the downtown area of St. John’s.  He was charged with impaired driving and failing the Breathalyzer. The vehicle was seized and the driver released to attend court at a later date.

If you would like to report erratic or dangerous driving while you are on the road, pull over in a safe area and call 911 with a description of the vehicle and where it was observed. Do not tweet to or email the police as these communications are not monitored round the clock, police have advised previously.

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