Drunk drivers charged from St. John's to Labrador City
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary were busy from St. John's to Labrador City with a number of impaired drivers Saturday.
The first call came in around lunchtime, when someone reported a possible impaired driver on the Trans-Canada Highway near Donovans Industrial Park.
A man, 25, was charged with impaired driving as a result, and has a future court date.
Just 40 minutes later, police received another call of an impaired driver — this time in the Ropewalk Lane area of St. John's.
The RNC found the vehicle in the area and charged the driver, a 66-year-old man, with impaired driving and exceeding the legal limit.
At 9 p.m., the RNC stopped a driver on Herald Avenue in Corner Brook because of a traffic violation, but police ended up with more than what they bargained for when they suspected that the man, 21, was impaired.
The Benoit's Cove man was charged with impaired driving and exceeding the legal limit. He was also driving with expired registration, and the vehicle was not insured.
He was handed a 90-day suspension and the vehicle was impounded.
A few hours later in Labrador City, the RNC received a tip from a concerned citizen about an impaired driver.
A man, 49, was stopped on Route 500, and was later charged with impaired and driving over the legal limit.