RCMP Traffic Services East arrests drug impaired driver clocked at 106 km/hr in construction zone

August 11, 2021
Holyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

A 57-year-old man was arrested for drug impaired driving after being stopped by police for driving 106 km/hour in a 50 km/hour construction zone on August 7, 2021.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., RCMP Traffic Services East was on patrol on the Trans-Canada Highway near Holyrood. The officer was traveling through a 50 km/h construction zone when a pickup truck passed the police vehicle at 106 km/h. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver showed signs of marijuana impairment. The driver provided a positive result for marijuana on a roadside oral swab device, was arrested and brought back to Holyrood Detachment where he completed a Drug Influence Evaluation. Police await results of further testing to determine if charges of impaired driving are appropriate.

The mans driver's license was suspended and his vehicle impounded.

In 2020, approximately 30% of fatal collisions responded to by the RCMP in Newfoundland and Labrador involved an impaired driver. RCMP NL will continue enforcement efforts to address impaired and dangerous driving to make roads safer for everyone.

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Contact information

Glenda Power
Director of Strategic Communications
RCMP NL
709-772-7334, 709-691-1615
rcmp.nl.media-medias.tnl.grc@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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