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Reported impaired driver in Paradise refuses Breathalyzer; passenger held for court

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary cruiser.  — Telegram file
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary cruiser. — Telegram file

Paradise, N.L. — The RNC located and stopped a vehicle in Paradise after getting a call of a possible impaired driver Saturday afternoon. Its 35-year-old driver was released with a handful of tickets, but his passenger was arrested and held for court.

The driver was charged with impaired driving and refusing the Breathalyzer.

He was issued summary offence tickets for operating a vehicle with a suspended licence, driving without valid insurance, driving a vehicle with expired registration and a operating vehicle with defective equipment that had no licence plate attached.

The vehicle was impounded and the accused driver was released to appear in court at a later date.

A 22-year-old man riding in the vehicle was charged with obstructing police officer. The passenger was held at the lockup to appear in court in the morning.

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