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Police nab South River, Carbonear drivers

By Staff/November 18, 2021

The RCMP impounded six vehicles following traffic stops conducted over the past weekend in various parts of the province, including the Avalon region.

At 2:39 a.m. on Sunday, November 13, police received information of a suspected impaired driver in Bay Roberts. Officers located the described vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, a 47-year-old South River man, showed signs of impairment and failed a roadside breath test. He was arrested for impaired driving and was transported to the detachment where he provided breath samples that were over the legal limit, said Corporal Jolene Garland, the RCMP’s Media Relations Officer. His licence was suspended and he will appear in court at a later date.

Early in the morning on November 15, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle following a tip from the public. The driver, a 32-year-old Carbonear man, was found to be driving while suspended and he owed over $30,000 in outstanding fines. He will appear in court at a later date to answer to charges.

Both vehicles were seized and impounded.

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