Bar brawl, drunk-driving complaints keep police busy
Police in the St. John's area dealt with multiple overnight complaints linked to alcohol, including a bar fight that got way out of hand.
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers were called to Tol's Time-Out Lounge around 3:30 a.m. to deal with a fight involving several patrons.
A man at the bar was thrown at a window in the bar. Shards of glass could be seen on the sidewalk in front of the bar, although the window was still largely intact.
Several police officers were called to restore the peace. No charges have been laid, although the investigation is still continuing.
Warning not heeded
Meanwhile, the RNC received a public tip about an impaired driver behind the wheel of a van in the Kenmount Road area.
Police located the van in a driveway with no one inside. Officers warned people in the house about the complaint of drunk driving.
Just five minutes later, though, police spotted the van in the Kenmount Road area and pulled the driver over.
A 19-year-old man faces charges of impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with an illegal blood-alcohol level.
ATV driver charged
In Conception Bay South, police charged another person with impaired driving — involving an all-terrain vehicle, and late at night as well.
The ATV driver — a 22-year-old man — was stopped around 1 a.m.
After police brought him home, the officer spotted another suspicious driver in C.B.S., this time in a truck.
A young man, 23, was pulled over, and now faces impaired driving charges.