A young man faces impaired driving charges after his vehicle slammed into a utility pole in Mount Pearl and caused it to crack off, in one of three unrelated incidents of impaired driving Monday.
The RNC said the incident happened around 4 p.m. on Monday in the area of McCarthy Crescent.
The driver, 20, was not injured, but has been charged with impaired driving and having a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.
The RNC dealt with two other drunk-driving incidents on the same day on the Northeast Avalon.
On Monday afternoon, a 19-year-old man was stopped in the Newfoundland Drive area in the east end of St. John's on the suspicion of being impaired. He was given a seven-day driving suspension.
Around 7 p.m. in the central area of St. John's, police received a tip about a driver who may have been impaired. Police found the vehicle and charged the 66-year-old man behind the wheel with impaired driving.