The RCMP arrested a Bay Roberts man for being three times over the legal driving limit after a traffic stop Sunday morning.

Sgt. Greg Hicks says the man, 33, appeared to be grossly intoxicated and had trouble opening the door of his pickup truck.

Hicks said the man was pulled over for speeding on the Conception Bay Highway.

The man was released to appear in court in June.

Hicks added several other drunk drivers were caught in the area over the weekend at roadside checkpoints.