Police ‘shocked’ by alcohol levels
Two area motorists charged with impaired driving on May 10
Police in the Trinity Conception region nabbed two motorists for alleged impaired driving on May 11, including one driver who’s alcohol impairment “shocked” the investigating officer.
Both arrests were made following complaints from the public.
The first incident took place in Old Perlican after the RCMP received a complaint about an erratic driver. Officers quickly responded and later arrested a male driver on a charge of impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Police say the concentration of alcohol in his blood system was twice the legal limit, or 160 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
Later on in the evening, officers responded to a single motor vehicle collision in Roaches Line. Police say the driver showed signs of extreme intoxication.
Tests show the man had a concentration of 320 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, which is four times the legal limit.
“Luckily, the driver was uninjured as a result of the collision and no one else was injured either,” RCMP Const. David Marentette stated in a news release.
Marentette expressed appreciation to those who reported the incidents.
“It is because of the public’s concern and vigilance that these drivers were apprehended before anyone was injured. As always, all members of the public are encouraged to report impaired drivers by calling their local RCMP detachment,” he added.