St. John’s, N.L. — The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary answered 155 calls over 24 hours up to 4 a.m. this morning. Of those calls, drivers who disobeyed laws, drove drunk or disregarded a need for a licence, insurance or sobriety made up some noteworthy incidents for the RNC. Here are a few:
Around 11:30 a.m. Saturday patrol officers conducted a traffic safety stop on a vehicle in the centre of St. John’s. The 60-year-old man driving was arrested for driving while prohibited. He was also given a summary offence ticket for driving while his licence was suspended. He was held for court and his vehicle was impounded.
Around noon a traffic safety stop on a vehicle in the east end of St. John’s resulted in a 31-year-old woman receiving summary offence tickets for driving with a suspended driver’s licence, failure to transfer ownership of a vehicle, and having no insurance. Her vehicle was impounded.
At 1:30 p.m. the RNC pulled over a vehicle in the west end of St. John’s. In this case, a 28-year-old man was issued summary offence tickets for having no driver’s licence, failure to transfer vehicle ownership, having false registration stickers, driving an unregistered vehicle and having no insurance. The vehicle was impounded.
Shortly after 10 p.m. the RNC stopped a speeder in the C.B.S. area. During the stop, it was determined that the 39-year-old man was under the influence of alcohol. He was subsequently arrested and charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle while over 80 mgs. He was served with a driving suspension, released for a later court date and his vehicle was impounded.