Police suspect alcohol in motorcycle accident
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.”