Six drivers arrested for impaired driving by RCMP NL this past weekend

May 2, 2022
Harbour Grace, Grand Falls-Windsor and Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Six drivers were arrested by RCMP NL over this past weekend for impaired driving offences.

On Friday at approximately 5:00 p.m., Bay St. George RCMP responded to the report of an All-terrain vehicle (ATV) crash on a trail near Ned's Pond. The operator of the ATV, a 52-year-old man, showed signs of alcohol impairment, failed a roadside breath test and was arrested at the scene. He was transported to the detachment and refused to provide further breath samples. The man now faces charges of impaired driving and refusing to provide breath samples.

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP stopped a speeding vehicle in Botwood. The driver, a 63-year-old man who had open alcohol within the vehicle, showed signs of alcohol impairment and failed a roadside breath test. He was transported to the detachment for further breath testing and provided breath samples that were nearly twice the legal limit.

Just over an hour later, Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP were notified of a single-vehicle crash in Botwood. A vehicle had departed the road and came to rest in a wooded area. The driver, a 22-year-old man who was arrested at the scene for impaired driving, was transported to the detachment and provided breath samples that were above the legal limit.

At approximately 3:30 a.m., Bay St. George RCMP stopped a vehicle on White's Road in Stephenville. The driver, a 25-year-old man who showed signs of alcohol impairment, failed a roadside breath test and was arrested for impaired driving. He was transported to the detachment and provide breath samples that were above the legal limit.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Bay St. George RCMP stopped a speeding vehicle in Stephenville. The driver, a 36-year-old man, failed a roadside breath test, was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to the detachment for further breath testing. The man failed to provide further breath samples and now faces a charge of that criminal offence.

At approximately 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, Harbour Grace RCMP responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash involving a vehicle that collided with a utility pole. The driver, a 19-year-old man who was uninjured, was arrested at the scene for impaired driving. He was transported to the detachment and provided breath samples that were above the legal limit.

All six drivers received driver's licence suspensions and had their vehicles seized and impounded. The individuals were released from custody and are set to attend court at later dates.

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

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Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer
RCMP NL
709-772-6170
rcmp.nl.media-medias.tnl.grc@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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