Traffic stops in Burgeo and Heatherton, N.L., result in multiple charges and seizures

Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador – Multiple charges and seizures were initiated by Bay St. George RCMP as a result of traffic stops over the Thanksgiving weekend.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on October 10, police officers on patrol on Main Road in Heatherton conducted a traffic stop. The driver, a 51-year-old male, exhibited signs of impairment. A roadside breath test was administered and registered a warning. He was issued a driver’s license suspension and the vehicle impounded.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on October 11, Bay St. George RCMP were on patrol on Route 480 in Burgeo and conducted a traffic stop after viewing a vehicle driving erratically. The driver, a 23-year-old male, passed a sobriety test. However, police officers observed two open cases of beer in plain view in the backseat. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately 20 grams of mushrooms and a pellet handgun, among other items. The male was arrested for drug possession, having open liquor in the vehicle and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He will appear in court at a later date.

A pellet handgun seized by Bay St. George RCMP during a traffic stop in Burgeo on October 11.
(RCMP) A pellet handgun seized by Bay St. George RCMP during a traffic stop in Burgeo on October 11.
Twenty grams of mushrooms seized by Bay St. George RCMP during a traffic stop in Burgeo on October 11.
(RCMP) Twenty grams of mushrooms seized by Bay St. George RCMP during a traffic stop in Burgeo on October 11.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on October 12, Bay St. George RCMP officers on patrol in the Peter Strides area of Burgeo conducted a traffic stop. The driver, a 56-year-old male was administered a roadside breath test, which registered a warning. He was issued a driver’s license suspension and his vehicle was impounded.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on October 12, Bay St. George RCMP observed a vehicle being driven in an odd manner on Route 480 in Burgeo, at a very low speed with multiple stops for no reason and a signal light on but the vehicle not turning. The driver, a 50-year-old male, failed a breath test. He was issued a driver’s license suspension and his vehicle was impounded. He will appear in court at a later date to face a charge 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.

Bay St. George RCMP



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