RCMP responds to single-vehicle crash, driver provides breath samples three times legal limit

Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador – Harbour Grace RCMP responded to a single-vehicle crash in Bay de Verde yesterday morning that resulted in the arrest of a 48-year-old man for impaired driving.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., police received the report of a crash on Tavenors Road in Bay de Verde. A truck struck a guard rail, crossed the road and struck the guard rail on the opposite side of the road, where it became stuck. The driver, who was provided a ride from the scene, was located a short time later at a residence. He showed signs of alcohol impairment and was arrested. The man was transported to the detachment and provided breath samples that were three times the legal limit.

A marked RCMP patrol vehicle is parked on the shoulder of a paved roadway. Tire marks from another vehicle are seen on the gravel shoulder, leading into a guardrail from a single-vehicle crash.
A marked RCMP patrol vehicle is parked on the shoulder of a paved roadway. Tire marks from another vehicle are seen on the gravel shoulder, leading into a guardrail from a single-vehicle crash.

He was released from custody and is set to attend court at a later date. His vehicle was seized and impounded and his driver’s license was suspended.

Harbour Grace RCMP

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