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Two charged with impaired driving overnight

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary - Submitted

St. John’s, N.L. — Two men have been charged with impaired driving after separate traffic stops in St. John’s and Mount Pearl overnight.

At 10:10 p.m. the RNC responded to a call of an impaired driver on Water Street.

The driver was spotted by an off-duty police officer that followed the vehicle and notified police.

A 53-year-old man was charged with impaired driving and failing the Breathalyzer after blowing more than twice the legal limit. He was released to appear in court at a later date, but his vehicle was impounded.

Meanwhile, at 1:25 a.m., police pulled over a vehicle in Mount Pearl. In that incident a 30-year-old man was charged with impaired driving, failing the Breathalyzer and three breaches of recognizance.

He was also driving with a suspended driver’s licence, no insurance, failing to transfer ownership and open liquor in a vehicle.

The vehicle was seized and the man was held in the lockup to appear in court in this (Thursday) morning.

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