Drunk drivers keeping police busy

Impaired drivers have kept police on the hop in the last day.

Police in several communities were kept busy with drunk drivers in the past 24 hours.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in St. John's arrested a man, 52, early Thursday morning.

Police received a tip about a man driving erratically. By the time officers located the vehicle on Goodview Street, the driver was passed out behind the wheel.

RNC said he refused to blow the breathalyzer.

Off-duty cops make arrest

Two off-duty police officers stepped in to nab an impaired driver in downtown St. John's Wednesday night.

RNC officers spotted a man behind the wheel of a parked car who looked drunk. They prevented him from driving off until a patrol car arrived.

The man, 36, was charged with assaulting an officer and uttering death threats.

He is scheduled to make an appearance in court on Thursday.

Two charges within a month

A Traytown man is facing two impaired driving charges after being caught twice in a month.

RCMP in New-Wes-Valley stopped the man, 36, on Wednesday.

That's when officers discovered he had also been stopped for suspected drunk driving exactly one month earlier.

The man also owes almost $3,000 in outstanding traffic fines.

He is due to in provincial court in Gander on Thursday morning.