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Stephenville police arrest three impaired drivers in four days

Three impaired drivers have been arrested in Stephenville following tips from the public between Oct. 16 and 19, Bay St. George RCMP confirm.

The first arrest came on Oct. 16 after police received a report of a vehicle striking a power pole on White’s Avenue in Stephenville at about 10:30 p.m. RCMP located the 52-year-old man at his residence in Stephenville and said he showed signs of impairment.

The man was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to the detachment where he provided breath samples that were nearly twice the legal limit. He was released and will face charges of impaired driving in court at a later date.

Bay St. George RCMP received a second report of a possible impaired driver about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 17.

Officers located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. A 59-year-old Stephenville man was found to be impaired and in breach of a court-ordered condition. He was arrested and transported to the detachment where he provided breath samples nearly twice the legal limit. The man appeared in court and was charged with impaired driving and failure to comply with an undertaking.

At about 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, Bay St. George RMCP received a third report, this time of a possible impaired driver in Stephenville who struck a building and a parked car.

RCMP located the driver, a 73-year-old Stephenville man, who failed a roadside breath test. He was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to the detachment where he provided breath samples more than two and a half times the legal limit. He faces charges of impaired driving and is scheduled to appear in court at later date.

All three individuals had their driver’s license suspended and their vehicle seized and impounded.

RCMP NL thank the public for its diligence in reporting on suspected impaired drivers.

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