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From impaired driving to using studded tires, Mount Pearl man facing lengthy list of offences

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The 45-year-old was originally pulled over on the Trans Canada Highway near Come-By-Chance for speeding


The RCMP in Clarenville said a 45-year-old man from Mount Pearl ran a gamut of offences last week after he was pulled over on the Trans Canada Highway.

The police say they stopped the man at Sunnyside after an officer clocked his car travelling at 53 kilometres per hour above the posted speed limit.

The officer conducting the traffic stop also suspected the driver was impaired by alcohol, and after failing a roadside breath test, the man was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to Clarenville RCMP detachment.

The subsequent charges didn’t end with those for impaired driving and speeding. He was also ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act for failing to stop at a stop sign and having studded tires. Tickets were also issued under the Liquor Control Act for having open alcohol in a vehicle, and under the Cannabis Control Act for having cannabis readily available in a vehicle. 

The man’s driver’s licence was suspended and the vehicle was seized and impounded.

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