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Bay St. George RCMP charge three with impaired driving

File photo shows an RCMP cruiser.
File photo shows an RCMP cruiser. - FILE
STEPHENVILLE, N.L. —

Three impaired drivers were taken off the road by the Bay St. George RCMP over a five-day period from July 31-Aug. 4.

On July 31, a 58-year-old man was arrested after police observed him driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) in oncoming traffic on the main road in Lourdes at 11 p.m.

The man was arrested and taken to the detachment, where he provided breath samples that were more than twice the legal limit, the RCMP stated in a news release. He was charged with impaired driving and had his licence suspended and his ATV seized and impounded.

On Aug. 2, police received a report at 9:30 p.m. of an erratic driver on Brookside Drive in Stephenville Crossing. The vehicle was located and police conducted a traffic stop.

The 45-year-old man driving the vehicle showed signs of alcohol impairment, and breath samples taken at the detachment after his arrest were nearly three times the legal limit, police said.

He was charged with impaired driving and had his licence suspended, and his vehicle was seized and impounded. He was also ticketed for operating a vehicle without registration and insurance.

On Aug. 4, police observed a car travelling considerably below the posted speed limit on the Trans-Canada Highway near Barachois Brook.

Once stopped, police suspected the driver, a 55-year-old woman, to be impaired by alcohol.

She failed the roadside test and was arrested, and a breath sample provided at the detachment was above the legal limit, police said.

She’s also facing an impaired driving charge and had her licence suspended, and her vehicle was seized and impounded.

All three were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in provincial court at later dates.

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