ATV operator attempts to flee from police, strikes police car and is arrested for impaired driving

July 26, 2021
Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

A 59-year-old all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operator was arrested for impaired driving after he attempted to flee from police and struck a police vehicle on July 23, 2021.

At approximately 8:00 p.m., officers were responding to a report of a man operating an ATV on the roadway in Victoria. The described ATV and operator were located parked on the side of the road. Police pulled in front of the ATV and activated emergency lights. The ATV operator drove forward and struck the patrol car in an attempt to flee. The officer exited the patrol car and arrested the man, who showed signs of alcohol impairment. No one was injured during the collision.

The man was transported back to the detachment and provided breath samples that were more than the legal limit. He was released from custody and is set to attend court at a later date to face charges of impaired driving. His driver's licence was suspended and the ATV was seized and impounded.

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.


Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer

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