Im­paired driv­ers stopped

Busy start to first week­end in June for RCMP

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

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.

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