Booze, bad drivers keep RNC busy

It was an eventful Friday night for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in the St. John's area.

It was an eventful Friday night for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in the St. John's area.

Patrol officers had to deal with several alcohol-related incidents — one involving a man serving weekend time at Her Majesty's Penitentiary.

Police say he showed up Friday night on time, but drunk.

As a result, the 37-year-old now faces an additional three charges of breaching court orders.

A few hours later, officers stopped a vehicle on Mount Scio Road and arrested the 26-year-old driver who had no licence or insurance. He also had false licence plates and owed $5,000 in fines.

The man was held for a court appearance and the vehicle was seized.

Then there's the woman who was arrested on Duckworth Street around 2 a.m. for driving on the wrong side of the road.

The 47-year-old was pulled over and charged with impaired driving and refusing the breathalyzer.

She was also given a seven-day driving suspension and released to appear in court at a later date.