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RNC charge man with impaired driving

Second stoppage nets man who owes $11,000 in fines

An impaired driver and a driver operating a vehicle while under suspension highlighted a busy night for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

The RNC stopped a vehicle in the city’s West End around 11:30 p.m. last night and discovered the 35-year-old male driver had been drinking. He was taken to the RNC station and administered a breathalyzer test that he failed.

He was charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer.

He was held overnight in lockup for a court appearance today.

At 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the RNC stopped a vehicle in the centre region of the city and discovered the 38-year-old male driver was driving while his license was suspended and owed $11,000 in outstanding fines.

He was charged under the highway traffic act with driving while suspended, driving without insurance, failing to transfer ownership and, failing to notify change of address. He was also charged with breach of a court order under the criminal code.

His vehicle was impounded and he was held to make a court appearance.

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