RCMP in Clarenville charged a 48-year-old man with impaired driving — twice in one afternoon.

Police received a tip from the public about a possible impaired driver on Memorial Drive in the town on Monday. 

Officers located and stopped the driver, and charged him with impaired driving and refusing the breathalyzer.  

He was given a seven-day driving suspension and was then released. 

But two hours later, police pulled over the same man again — this time in Sunnyside, about 40 kilometres from Clarenville.

The accused co-operated and gave two breath samples to police. 

He was charged with impaired driving, and then made an appearance in provincial court.

The man was released, and is due to appear in court in Clarenville on July 3.