Holyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador – A 57-year-old Brigus Junction man was arrested for impaired driving after his truck struck a home in the community on February 14, 2021.
At approximately 2:00 p.m., police received the report of the collision involving a suspected impaired driver. RCMP Traffic Services East and Holyrood Detachment responded. As police were enroute, they learned that the man, whose keys were taken, was now operating a tractor in the community. Police located the driver, who showed signs of alcohol impairment, and arrested him for impaired driving. He was transported to the detachment and provided breath samples that were two and a half times the legal limit. His vehicle was seized and impounded and his driver’s license was suspended.
The man was released from custody and is set to appear in court on May 25, 2021, to answer to charges of impaired driving. In addition, he was ticketed for operating a vehicle without insurance, operating a vehicle without registration, and for failing to transfer vehicle ownership.
In 2020, 30 percent of fatal crashes within RCMP NL’s jurisdiction involved an impaired driver. These deaths are considered preventable.
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.
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