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Police respond to speeding, impaired driving, and three moose collisions on Avalon

A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary vehicle.
A Royal Newfoundland Constabulary vehicle. - SaltWire Network file photo

It was a busy start to the long weekend in the metro area on Friday, as police responded to a range of traffic-related incidents.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) officers responded to three moose vehicle collisions.

A RNC report says there was “heavy damage” to the vehicles and two of the moose died as a result of their injuries, but there were no injuries sustained by anyone in the vehicles.

The exact locations of the moose vehicle collisions were not given in the report.

The report states police “wish to advise the motoring public of the moose activity.”

On Topsail Road around 8 p.m., police responded to a call of an impaired driver. A 39-year-old man was issued a seven-day driving suspension but the investigation is continuing pending lab reports.

Earlier in the afternoon, shortly after 2 p.m., patrol services using a radar on the Trans-Canada Highway stopped a 45-year-old man who, according to police, was driving 152 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

The man was ticketed, issued a seven-day license suspension, and his vehicle was impounded.

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