Burin Peninsula RCMP continues traffic enforcement of impaired drivers, aggressive drivers and illegal ATV operation

Burin Peninsula RCMP arrested two impaired drivers and a prohibited driver, ticketed and seized a vehicle from an aggressive driver and seized an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for operating on a roadway this week.

Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador – Burin Peninsula RCMP arrested two impaired drivers and a prohibited driver, ticketed and seized a vehicle from an aggressive driver and seized an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) for operating on a roadway this week.

On June 1, police received a report of a single-vehicle crash in Burin. Officers attended the scene and spoke to the driver, a 27-year-old man, who showed signs of alcohol impairment. The man failed a roadside breath test, was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to the detachment where he provided breath samples that were above the legal limit. The man was released from custody and is scheduled to attend court at a later date to answer to charges of impaired driving. His licence was suspended and the vehicle was seized and impounded.

On June 2, an off-duty Burin Peninsula RCMP officer observed an ATV driving on the roadway in Fortune. The ATV departed Fortune and continued driving on the highway for a few kilometres into the town of Grand Bank. The ATV continued driving on the roadway through the town and came to a stop. The officer spoke to the driver, identified himself as a police officer and informed him he would return when on duty. The officer attended the man’s residence later in the evening and the operator was ticketed for driving on a roadway. The ATV was seized and impounded.

Burin Peninsula RCMP seized and impounded this vehicle after the driver was ticketed for excessive speeding near Garnish on June 2, 2021.
Burin Peninsula RCMP seized and impounded this vehicle after the driver was ticketed for excessive speeding near Garnish on June 2, 2021.
On June 2, 2021, this ATV was seized and impounded by Burin Peninsula RCMP.
On June 2, 2021, this ATV was seized and impounded by Burin Peninsula RCMP.

At approximately 11:00 a.m., an officer was conducting speed enforcement near Garnish and observed a vehicle travelling 143 km/h in a 90 km/h zone. The driver, a 27-year-old man, was ticketed for the excessive speeding, his licence was suspended, and the vehicle was seized and impounded.

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. that same day, police received a report of a vehicle in the ditch near Sandy Harbour River. Officers attended the scene and spoke to the driver, a 65-year-old man, who showed signs of alcohol impairment. The man failed a roadside breath test, was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to the detachment where he provided breath samples that were above the legal limit. The man was released from custody and is scheduled to attend court at a later date to answer to charges of impaired driving. His licence was suspended and the vehicle was seized and impounded.

On June 3, an off-duty Burin Peninsula RCMP officer observed a known prohibited driver, a 44-year-old man, operating a vehicle near Salt Pond and contacted the detachment. On-duty officers responded and located the individual and his vehicle at his residence. The man, who was prohibited from driving in relation to a conviction for impaired driving, was arrested for prohibited driving and was held for a court appearance. He was later released on conditions. His vehicle was seized and impounded for 30 days.

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.

Burin Peninsula RCMP



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