Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador – Two drivers were arrested for impaired driving offences and one driver was issued multiple tickets while operating an uninsured vehicle following traffic stops by Bay St. George RCMP this past weekend.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on June 12, 2021, police observed a known unlicensed driver operating a vehicle in Port au Port. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 46-year-old man, showed signs of impairment and had open alcohol in the vehicle. He failed a roadside breath test, was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to the detachment where he provided breath samples that were more than twice the legal limit. He was released from custody and is set to appear in court at a later date to answer to charges of impaired driving, having open liquor in vehicle and driving without a driver’s licence. The vehicle was seized and impounded.
Later that same day, at approximately 11:30 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Maryland Drive in Stephenville. The officer suspected that the driver, a 20-year-old Stephenville woman, was impaired by cannabis. The woman tested positive for cannabis on the roadside screening equipment, was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to the hospital where a blood sample was obtained. Officers await the results of the blood sample to determine if charges of drug impaired driving are appropriate. The vehicle was seized and impounded and the driver was issued a seven-day driver’s license suspension.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. on June 13, police were on patrol on Main Street in Stephenville Crossing and observed a vehicle with expired registration. A traffic stop was conducted and the vehicle was found to have a fraudulent registration sticker attached to the licence plate. The driver, a 41-year-old Stephenville Crossing man, was driving with an expired driver’s licence and without insurance. He was issued multiple tickets and the vehicle was seized and impounded.
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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