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Harbour Grace RCMP gives allegedly impaired driver a "full meal deal" of punishment

The image attached to an RCMP press release about a woman found to be allegedly impaired behind the wheel in fast food restaurant parking lot in Carbonear.
The image attached to an RCMP press release about a woman found to be allegedly impaired behind the wheel in fast food restaurant parking lot in Carbonear. - RCMP photo
CARBONEAR, N.L. —

In an unconventional news release, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police say they arrested and charged an allegedly impaired driver in Carbonear on Monday.

"A 49-year-old Upper Island Cove woman received a full meal deal after being found impaired in the parking lot of McDonald’s in Carbonear," the release begins. 

It goes on to explain that an RCMP officer witnessed a running parked at "an odd angle" in the lot. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer determined she was impaired by a drug. Back at the Harbour Grace detachment, the woman completed a drug recognition evaluation.

Officers are awaiting the results to confirm the drug-impaired driving charges but in the meantime, the accused's license was suspended and, as the RCMP put it, "she received a side order of traffic tickets" for the vehicle not being registered or insured and for having the wrong licence plate attached. 

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