Burin Peninsula RCMP responds to report of erratic driver; woman arrested for drug-impaired driving

January 11, 2022
Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Following up on a report of an erratic driver on January 6, 2022, in Marystown, Burin Peninsula RCMP arrested a 28-year-old woman for drug-impaired driving.

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, police received a report of a car that almost caused a head-on collision by driving all over the roadway. The vehicle was located pulling into a driveway and a woman was observed exiting the car and entering a residence. Officers walked by the vehicle and observed significant damage to the front driver side of the car and a deployed air bag. The woman showed signs of drug impairment and performed poorly on roadside sobriety tests. She was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to Burin Peninsula Health Care Center where blood samples were obtained.

It was later learned that the woman struck a curb pulling into her driveway which caused the damage to her car and the airbag deployment.

The woman was released from custody and the investigation is continuing to determine if charges of impaired driving are appropriate. Her driver's licence was suspended and the car was seized and impounded.

RCMP NL thanks the public for continuing to report erratic drivers or those suspected of impaired driving.


Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer

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