Impaired drivers stopped
Busy start to first weekend in June for RCMP
Some 21 calls for service on Friday, June 3 made for a busy start to the first weekend in June for Trinity Conception District RCMP.
Const. David E. Loder said the calls ranged from enforcement of the Highway Traffic Act to criminal investigations into allegations of threats and mischief.
Police arrested a male who blew over the legal limit of alcohol in his blood (0.08 mg.) That’s more than twice the 0.05 mg., which denotes a seven-day licence suspension, Const. Loader explained.
Officers were conducting a motor vehicle checkpoint when they encountered the male driver in his 20s, who they believed was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
During the early morning hours of Saturday, June 4 officers stopped another driver who they suspected to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and brought to the detachment in Harbour Grace where he also blew over the legal (0.08 mg) limit, and over twice the seven-day suspension limit of 0.05 mg.
RCMP observed a third driver suspected of being impaired driving away from a lounge in Bay Roberts.
Police arrested the driver and took him to the RCMP office in Harbour Grace where he blew over twice the legal limit and over three times the limit for a seven-day suspension.
Reminding drivers there are always other options to driving your vehicle if you have been socializing, Const. Loder suggested “designating a driver, calling a taxi or arranging for a pickup.”
“ If you see anyone you suspect is operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, please do not hesitate to contact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.”
The Trinity Conception RCMP can be contacted at 1-800-709RCMP ( 7467), ( 709) 596-5014, ( 709) 786-2118.
Or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.