Po­lice suspect al­co­hol in mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent

The Compass - - SOCIALS -

Po­lice say the op­er­a­tor of a mo­tor­cy­cle that crashed in South River June 25 showed signs of im­pair­ment.

But it’s not yet known if the 39year-old St. John’s man will face charges. Po­lice have to wait for blood tox­i­col­ogy tests to be com­pleted at a lab­o­ra­tory on the main­land, said RCMP Sgt. Marc Coulombe.

Po­lice re­sponded to a sin­gle ve­hi­cle mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent in the early evening.

Upon ar­rival, RCMP were able to con­firm that a lone male driver had lost con­trol of a mo­tor­cy­cle and had been thrown from the bike.

He was trans­ported to hos­pi­tal with non life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

“ The driver showed signs of im­pair­ment, which pro­vided the grounds for a blood de­mand,” ex­plained Coulombe. “ We can­not de­ter­mine the level of im­pair­ment with­out those blood-al­co­hol read­ings.”

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