A 27-year-old Whiteway woman was arrested for drug-impaired driving following a traffic stop for high speed, conducted by RCMP Traffic Services East on June 16, 2020.
RCMP Traffic Services East were using a hand-held lidar speed detection device to monitor the speeds of motorists near Witless Bay Line on the Trans-Canada Highway. Officers observed a car travelling in an aggressive manner and obtained its speed as 145 km/h.
As officers were attempting to stop the car, it was weaving in its lane, almost striking other vehicles. The car came to a stop and the driver, who showed signs of impairment, was arrested for drug-impaired driving. She was transported to Holyrood Detachment and completed a drug influence evaluation. Officers are waiting for the results of the testing to determine if the woman will be charged with drug impaired driving. Her driver's license was suspended and her vehicle was seized and impounded.
RCMP NL warns of the dangers of impaired driving and reminds motorists that police have the training and tools to detect and charge all impaired drivers, including drug impaired drivers.