In the early morning hours of September 21, 2017, Glovertown RCMP arrested a 67-year-old man on the Trans-Canada Highway in Terra Nova National Park. The driver's blood alcohol concentration was found to be over three times the legal limit. He was issued a 90 day driver's licence suspension and will appear in Gander Provincial Court in November.
This case involves new legislation which came into effect for Newfoundland and Labrador on September 21, 2017. As a result of these amendments to the Highway Traffic Act, the Vehicle Seizure and Impoundment Regulations, and the Highway Traffic Driver Regulations, the driver's vehicle has been impounded for a period of 30 days.
Further information about the amended legislation can be found on the Newfoundland and Labrador government website at http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/servicenl/0828n02.aspx .