Multiple drunk drivers charged on the Avalon

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary noted multiple impaired drivers on the roads Saturday morning.
RNC on the Avalon charged multiple drunk drivers within a one-hour period early Saturday morning. (CBC)

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary on the northeast Avalon issued multiple charges to impaired drivers early Saturday.

Around 2:10 a.m., police stopped a woman on the Conception Bay South Highway in Kelligrews, who was behind the wheel despite a province-wide driving suspension. 

The 45-year-old woman was charged with impaired driving, public mischief and failing the breathalyzer.

Police say her vehicle was impounded and the accused is expected to appear in court at a later date. 

Meanwhile, police responded to a single-vehicle collision on the Outer Ring Road near Thorburn Road shortly before 3 a.m. 

The driver was heading eastbound when he lost control of the vehicle, went into the median and rolled over.

He was issued a seven-day driving suspension for having a blood alcohol level which exceeded the legal limit. 

Then, shortly after 3 a.m., police stopped and arrested a 35-year-old driver on Cookstown Road in St. John's. 

The man was charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer. 

He was released to appear in court at a later date.