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RNC arrest impaired driver with stolen plate, charge couple with stolen car in St. John's incidents

A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary cruiser.
A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary cruiser.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary recovered a stolen car this morning (Monday) and charged another driver with having a stolen plate and impaired driving in unrelated St. John's incidents.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m., an RNC patrol officer in the centre city saw a vehicle with a stolen plate.

The vehicle was pulled over and a 30-year-old man was charged with impaired driving, driving over the legal limit and possession of stolen property.

The driver was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act with six offences, as well as one offence under the Liquor Control Act, police say.

The vehicle was impounded and the driver was released for a court appearance at a later date.

At 2:30 a.m., an RNC patrol officer was checking licence plates on a parking lot of a fast food restaurant in the west end. One vehicle was identified as being stolen.

The vehicle was operated by a 27-year-old woman who had a 39-year-old male passenger.

Also in the vehicle were two pit bull dogs.

The vehicle was impounded. The couple were released to appear in court at a later date on charges of possession of property obtained by crime and both were charged with breach of probation. 

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