RCMP nab drunk driver
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.”
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