Harbour Grace RCMP responds to unresponsive driver, administers Narcan, impaired driving investigation continuing

December 21, 2021
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

A 35-year-old man is being investigated for drug-impaired driving in Harbour Grace following a report of an unresponsive driver on December 18, 2021.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., Harbour Grace RCMP received the report and attended the scene. An unresponsive man was found behind the wheel of a truck that was idling in a parking lot. Officers observed items within the vehicle to indicate a possible drug overdose. Police administered Naloxone (Narcan), which the man responded to. He was transported by ambulance to Carbonear General Hospital for further medical attention.

As part of an impaired driving investigation, a blood demand was provided to the driver and samples were collected at the hospital. The investigation is continuing to determine if charges of impaired driving are appropriate.

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Many illegal drugs get cut with different substances by drug traffickers, including fentanyl. Plan and prepare for opioid overdose by carrying a Naloxone kit. Please call 811 to find your nearest location for a free naloxone kit or visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/hcs/naloxonekits/.


Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer

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