Two impaired drivers removed from road, thanks to the public's assistance

August 9, 2018
Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

On August 8, 2018, Clarenville RCMP arrested two impaired drivers due to complaints made by the public. Charges are pending.

Clarenville RCMP thanks the general public for their help in reporting suspected impaired drivers.

"If we hear that someone appears to be driving impaired, we can respond and take them off the road before something bad happens," says S/Sgt. Larry Turner, Detachment Commander, Clarenville. "If you are ever on the fence about whether you should report someone, the answer is always 'yes'."

Signs of impaired driving vary depending on the person but may include:

  • Swerving
  • Strange or erratic movements
  • Quick changes in speed
  • Speeding or driving too slow
  • Drivers who look like they are falling asleep

If you suspect that someone is driving impaired, please contact 911. If it is safe to do so, please provide the following:

  • A description of the vehicle and driver
  • A licence plate number
  • The direction the vehicle is travelling

By reporting suspected impaired drivers, you are helping to protect your family, friends and neighbors. Clarenville RCMP thanks everyone for their help.

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Contact information

S/Sgt Larry Turner
Clarenville RCMP
709-466-3211

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