A 42-year-old man from the Northern Peninsula is facing impaired driving charges following a traffic stop conducted by RCMP Traffic Services West on January 10, 2020, at approximately 9:00 a.m.
While on patrol on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Pasadena, Traffic Services West encountered a pickup travelling less than 80 km/h in a 100 km/h zone and crossing over the white line. During the traffic stop, police suspected the driver was impaired by alcohol. The man failed a roadside breath test and was transported to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Headquarters in Corner Brook where further breath samples over the legal limit were obtained through the assistance of the RNC.
The man received a seven-day licence suspension, followed by a further mandatory 30-day suspension. His vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days.
This is the third impaired driver apprehended by Traffic Services West during the morning hours on the Trans-Canada Highway in the last 11 weeks.