RCMP nab drunk driver

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

A 48-year old male res­i­dent of Har­bour Grace has been charged with im­paired driv­ing and oper­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle while he had a blood al­co­hol con­cen­tra­tion over 80 mil­ligrams.

Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Dis­trict RCMP ar­rested the ac­cused Mon­day, July 23 on the Vet­er­ans Memo­rial High­way near Til­ton.

The driver also had his driver’s li­cense sus­pended for 90 days, and will ap­pear in Har­bour Grace Pro­vin­cial Court to face the charges at a later date.

Cpl. Sean R. Tip­ple said RCMP went to the scene af­ter a con­cerned ci­ti­zen re­ported a pos­si­ble im­paired driver on Vet­eran’s Memo­rial High­way. The of­fi­cer lo­cated the ve­hi­cle and driver and de­manded a breath­a­lyzer. The driver was found to be over three times the le­gal limit of .08 mil­ligrams.

Cpl. Tip­ple said, “this is just an­other ex­am­ple of how cit­i­zens can as­sist the RCMP in our com­mit­ment in keep­ing our towns safe.”

The RCMP spokesman en­cour­aged ev­ery ci­ti­zen “to call the lo­cal RCMP when they ob­serve sus­pi­cious be­hav­ior.”

bbow­man@cb­n­com­pass.ca

Maclean/tc Me­dia Photo by Colin

Frank Pin­horn, pres­i­dent of the Cana­dian Seal­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, flips through a copy of a new book­let the as­so­ci­a­tion has pro­duced about the seal­ing in­dus­try.

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