Driver operating SUV strikes parked car and is arrested for drug-impaired driving

July 29, 2021
Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

A 33-year-old man was arrested by RCMP in Bay Roberts for suspected drug-impaired driving after striking a parked vehicle in the parking lot of a local business in Bay Roberts on July 27, 2021.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., officers responded to the report of the collision and attended the scene. A parked vehicle, having three occupants, was struck by a SUV. The driver, who showed signs of drug impairment, was arrested and found in possession of a quantity of prescription pills. The SUV, which was seized and impounded, was equipped with an ignition interlock device, stemming from a previous impaired driving conviction against the driver. An ignition interlock device is an in-car alcohol breath screening device that prevents a vehicle from starting if it detects a blood-alcohol concentration over a pre-set limit.

No one was injured during the collision.

The man was transported to the detachment and completed an evaluation drug influence evaluation. His driver's licence was suspended and he was later released from custody. He is set to appear in court at a later date to answer to charges of impaired driving.

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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