RCMP NL continues enforcement of impaired drivers, reminds public to #DriveSafeDriveSober

May 23, 2024
Bay Roberts and Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

RCMP NL continues to make arrests for impaired driving, working to make Newfoundland and Labrador roadways safer for everyone.

On May 18, 2024 police received a call just after 11:00 p.m. from a member of the public, reporting a possibly impaired driver in the Bay Roberts area. Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Water Street. The driver, a 20-year-old female from Conception Bay South, displayed signs of impairment and was arrested. She was taken back to the Bay Roberts RCMP Detachment where breath samples confirmed her impairment, over twice the legal limit. The woman was charged with impaired operation and will appear in court at a later date.

On May 19, Harbour Grace RCMP received a report from the public of an unknown person intoxicated in a vehicle in the commuity. Police attended the scene and located a 27-year-old Bay Roberts man passed out in the driver's seat of the vehicle. Drug and drug paraphernalia were also observed in the vehicle. The man was arrested for impaired driving and taken to Carbonear General Hospital where blood samples were taken to confirm his impairment. The incident remains under investigation pending results of the blood analysis.

On May 21, Bay St. George RCMP observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, over 110 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone, near the community of Point au Mal. Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver showed signs of impairment. A roadside breath test was administered and the 24-year-old male driver failed. He was returned to the detachment where breath samples confirmed his impairment. The man was charged with impaired operation and will appear in court at a later date to answer to impaired driving charges.

RCMP NL thanks those who report suspected impaired drivers. Doing so may save lives. If you see a vehicle being operated by a suspected impaired driver, call your local police detachment or 911.

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.


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