Bay Roberts RCMP responds to tip of drug-impaired driver, man arrested

June 20, 2022
Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

A 19-year-old man was arrested for drug-impaired driving by Bay Roberts RCMP after police received a report of a suspected impaired driver on June 15, 2022.

On Wednesday evening, officers received a report of a vehicle being operated by a suspected impaired driver in Brigus. A patrol was made and the described vehicle and driver were located. The same vehicle was reported to be excessively speeding on the Trans-Canada Highway a short time earlier in the area of Paddy's Pond.

The man showed signs of drug impairment and was arrested. He was transported to the detachment and completed a drug influence evaluation and was released from custody. He is set to appear in court at a later date to face a charge of drug impaired driving. His licence was suspended and the car was seized and impounded.

RCMP NL thanks the public for continuing to report aggressive drivers and those suspected of impaired driving.


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