Drunk drivers, illegal ATV user keep RNC patrols busy
A teenager who was driving an all-terrain vehicle without a helmet or insurance went home Sunday night without the vehicle itself.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary stopped the 18-year-old on an ATV in the west end of St. John's around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening.
The male driver also didn't have licence plates and was issued a ticket for failure to transfer ownership of the ATV, which was impounded.
The RNC also reported a series of drunk drivers, with two caught within minutes of each other early Monday morning.
The RNC took a 28-year-old man to the city lockup after being called to the centre area of St. John's around 3:15 a.m. Apart from drunk driving charges, he faces a charge of public mischief, and was ticketed for driving without a licence. He already owes more than $36,000 in fines.
About five minutes later, the RNC stopped a man, 19, in the downtown area of St. John's. He faces charges of impaired driving and operating a vehicle while over the legal limit.
As well, the RNC charged a woman, 24, in the city's west end on Sunday evening for impaired driving after receiving a tip from the public.