RCMP target impaired drivers
Bay Roberts man charged with drunk driving
Stopping impaired drivers was the focus of the Trinity Conception RCMP during the weekend of April 26-27.
Using a number of road checks and check stops, 19 drivers were charged under various Highway Traffic Act offences by officers.
As a result, there were two seven-day suspensions issued to drivers for consuming alcohol.
At 1:45 a.m. on April 27 a 33-year-old Bay Roberts man was arrested at a vehicle stop on Route 70. His blood alcohol readings were nearly three times the legal limit.
The man was charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood-alcohol mixture exceeding 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. He was released on a promise to appear and will appear in provincial court in Harbour Grace in June.