Fail­ing to ap­pear, im­paired driv­ing, DARE grad­u­a­tions

The Compass - - OPINION -

March 19: Trin­ity Con­cep­tion District RCMP re­ceived a re­port March 19 that a 27-yearold woman from Low Point, failed to at­tend Har­bour Grace Pro­vin­cial Court as so or­dered by her court release doc­u­ments. The woman was ar­rested for fail­ing to ap­pear and was re­leased on a po­lice un­der­tak­ing. Court is set for April 21.

RCMP re­ceived a re­port of break and en­ter into a res­i­dence in Carbonear. There was no­tice­able dam­age to the back door. Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to this in­ves­ti­ga­tion, please con­tact the RCMP, or Crime Stop­pers at 1 800 222-TIPS, or www.rock­tips.ca

March 22: Af­ter re­ceiv­ing a com­plaint of a pos­si­ble im­paired driver in Bay Roberts, RCMP made a pa­trol and lo­cated the

April 1, 7 p.m. - All Grade 6 classes at Amal­ga­mated Academy, Bay Roberts will grad­u­ate from the DARE pro­gram.

April 29, 7 p.m. - All Grade 6 classes from All Hal­lows Ele­men­tary, North River will grad­u­ate from the DARE pro­gram.

Would all se­niors groups or or­ga­ni­za­tions, please con­tact Cst. Chalker if they are in­ter­ested in re­ceiv­ing the Vial for Life pro­gram.

Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Crime Preven­tion Com­mit­tees and Cst. Chalker have the Vial for Life pro­gram back up and run­ning. The pro­gram is set up pri­mar­ily for the el­derly. You list all the med­i­ca­tions and per­sonal med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion about your­self on a given form. You then place the form in­side a pill bot­tle and put ve­hi­cle off the road in a snow bank.

The driver of the ve­hi­cle was still in the driver’s seat, and the ve­hi­cle’s back up lights were il­lu­mi­nated. Of­fi­cers re­moved the driver, and ar­rested him for im­paired driv­ing. The 39-yearold Bay Roberts man had been sus­pended from driv­ing, with pend­ing court date for an­other im­paired driv­ing charge from the month pre­vi­ous. The man was charged with fail­ure to pro­vide a breath sam­ple and im­paired driv­ing. He will ap­pear in court April 6.

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that bot­tle in the door of your re­frig­er­a­tor.

You will re­ceive stick­ers that go on your fridge or the doors to your house, stat­ing: “I am a vial for life par­tic­i­pant.”

Your lo­cal emer­gency at­ten­dants have all been made aware of this pro­gram, and they know to check your re­frig­er­a­tor for this in­for­ma­tion, when they see th­ese stick­ers, and in the case that you are un­able to talk to them your­self.

Th­ese bot­tles will be handed out to var­i­ous se­niors groups. Please con­tact Cst. Chalker (at the num­ber be­low) to set up the pro­gram with your group.

Hand­i­cap park­ing is des­ig­nated for any­one who holds a spe­cial per­mit. Peo­ple are tak­ing ad­van­tage of th­ese park­ing spa­ces, be­liev­ing that if they are quick, it won’t mat­ter.

Please re­mem­ber that it is an of­fence un­der the High­way Traf­fic Act to park in a hand­i­cap spot without a per­mit. Please do not abuse th­ese spa­ces.

We all need our caf­feine! But when you are on go­ing to buy a cof­fee at any lo­cal drive through or busi­ness, please re­mem­ber to not block the road­ways; park in des­ig­nated ar­eas only and pull out into traf­fic cau­tiously.

Al­co­hol and drugs af­fect our think­ing, our in­hi­bi­tions, and our be­hav­iour. We can be­come more vi­o­lent, less pa­tient, and what we do or not do, may af­fect the rest of our lives.

You are not your­self when you are un­der the in­flu­ence of min­dal­ter­ing sub­stances, such as drugs and al­co­hol, in­clud­ing pre­scrip­tion drugs. But this is no de­fence for our ac­tions.

Please re­mem­ber, life is pre­cious — drugs of any kind can harm you and oth­ers.

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