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RNC Lay Multiple Impaired Driving Charges During Labour Day Weekend
(ST. JOHN’S, NL) – September 4, 2012 - The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) has charged numerous individuals with offences related to incidences of impaired operation of a motor vehicle over the last week in and around the St. John’s area.
On Saturday, September 1, 2012 at approximately 2:55 am RNC patrol services officers responded to a single vehicle collision on New Cove Road in St. John’s. As a result, a 19 year old male was charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer. He was released to appear in court at a later date.
Also on September 1, 2012 the RNC received information from a concerned member of the public with regards to a suspected impaired driver. At approximately 6:25 pm officers responded to the area of Penny Cresent and Torbay Road and located the suspect vehicle. As a result of the investigation, a 19 year old male was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired, operation of a motor vehicle with over 80mg of alcohol and failing to remain at the scene of a collision. The male was released to appear in court at a later date.
On Sunday, September 2, 2012 at approximately 9:20 pm police conducted a traffic stop on the Goulds By-Pass Road. During the encounter officers administered a roadside test which resulted in a 49 year old St. John’s male driver being issued a seven day driving suspension.
On Monday, September 3, 2012 at approximately 10:30 am police responded to a complaint from a concerned citizen about persons throwing beer bottles out of a vehicle being operated in the community of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove. The vehicle was located and an investigation led to a 22 year old male operator of the vehicle being charged with impaired driving and operation over 80mgs. The male was released to appear in court at a later date.
Also, on September 3, 2012 at approximately 2:32 pm the RNC received information from a concerned member of the public with regards to a suspected impaired driver near Paddy’s Pond on the TCH. The vehicle was located in Mount Pearl a short while later. The investigation led to the 22 year old male operator being charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle over 80mgs. The male was released to appear in court at a later date.
In total, over the last long weekend the RNC have charged five individuals with impaired driving related offenses, three of which were a direct result of information received from members of the public. The RNC would like to thank the members of the public for their continued assistance and remind the public that if anyone has information about unsafe or illegal motor vehicle operation, please contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800- 222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymous information on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com .
RNC File # 2012-50410/50558/50819/50925/50955
Cst. Talia Murphy #671
Media Relations Officer
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Ph: (709) 729-8658