Three vehicles were seized and impounded following recent traffic stops by Bay St. George RCMP. Two individuals were driving while suspended and another individual remains under investigation for drug impaired driving.
At approximately 1:20 p.m. on September 10, 2021, a traffic stop was conducted in Stephenville Crossing with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). The driver, a 29-year-old resident of Stephenville Crossing, was found to be driving with a suspended license, no insurance and provided a roadside breath sample that was above the provincial limit. The man was issued a further licence suspension and ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act for operating a vehicle without insurance.
Later that afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m., officers on patrol in Stephenville observed a vehicle being driven by a known suspended driver. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 32-year-old Stephenville Crossing man, was ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act.
On September 11, shortly before 1:30 p.m., officers stopped an unregistered vehicle in Stephenville. The driver, a 58-year-old man, showed signs of impairment consistent with cannabis use and tested positive for cannabis on roadside drug screening equipment. The man was transported to Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital and further testing was completed. Officers await the results of the testing to determine if charges of drug impaired driving are appropriate. The driver's licence was suspended and he was ticketed for having expired registration.
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.