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Northern Peninsula men could face impaired driving charges

A woman has been charged after allegedly picking up a child from a daycare while she impaired.

Two men from the Northern Peninsula could be charged with impaired driving if testing of samples of their blood shows levels of alcohol in their systems above the allowable limit.

The possible impaired driving incidents took place in Port Saunders and Rocky Harbour on Tuesday.

In the first case, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Port Saunders received a report at 1:40 a.m. of a single-snowmobile collision on Wigwam Pond in Port au Choix.

Police say the 20-year-old driver from Port au Choix and an 18-year-old female passenger from Hawkes Bay were taken to the Rufus Guinchard Health Centre in Port Saunders. Neither of their injuries was considered life threatening.

The man was arrested for impaired driving by alcohol at the health centre and police obtained a sample of his blood.

At 9:30 p.m. police in Rocky Harbour received a report of a single-vehicle collision where a truck struck a fire hydrant and went down over a bank near the town’s fish plant.

The 77-year-old driver from Rocky Harbour was arrested at the scene for impaired driving and taken to the Bonne Bay Health Centre in Norris Point where a sample of his blood was taken.

Police are waiting on the results of the blood tests to determine if either man will be charged.


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