RCMP NL responds to reports of impaired drivers, three individuals under investigation for impaired driving offences this past weekend

September 26, 2022
Glovertown, Stephenville and Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Three drivers were arrested over the past weekend for impaired driving offences following reports from the public of suspected impaired drivers.

At approximately 7:00 a.m. on Friday morning, police received a report of a suspected impaired driver on the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) near Goobies. An officer with RCMP Traffic Services, who was near by, located the described vehicle parked at a business and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, a 62-year-old man, showed signs of alcohol impairment and was found in possession of open alcohol. He failed to provide a roadside breath sample and was charged with failing to comply with a breath demand.

Shortly before 2:00 p.m., Bay St. George RCMP received reports of a suspected impaired driver on the TCH near St. Georges. The described vehicle was located and the driver, a 30-year-old man, showed signs of cannabis impairment and failed the roadside drug screening equipment. He was arrested and was transported to the detachment where he completed a drug influence evaluation. Officers await the results of the testing to determine if charges of drug-impaired driving are appropriate.

Early Saturday morning, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP received a report of a suspected impaired driver on Grenfell Heights. Police located the described vehicle and conducted a traffic stop with the parked vehicle. The driver, a 24-year-old man, showed signs of alcohol impairment. He was arrested and was found in possession of a suspected controlled substance. He was transported to the detachment and provide breath samples that were above the legal limit.

All three were released from custody, were issued licence suspensions and had vehicles seized and impounded. Two drivers are set to attend court to face impaired driving charges and the third remains under investigation.

RCMP NL thanks the public for continuing to report suspected impaired drivers and continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.


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