Multiple impaired drivers picked up in metro area
Police in the metro area were kept busy on Saturday nabbing six drunk drivers, including three who were involved in collisions.
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers arrested and charged a male driver, 25, with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer, after responding to a single-vehicle collision in the area of Pitts Memorial Drive and Ruth Ave. around 5:30 a.m.
Just after 7 a.m., officers responded to another single-vehicle collision in the Pitts Memorial Drive and Bay Bulls Road intersection. Police said after further investigation, the male driver, 25, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and refusing the breathalyzer.
The RNC also responded to a single-vehicle accident in Portugal Cove shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The male driver, 54, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and failing the breathalyzer.
Tips from the public led to impaired charges
Police said it received a tip from a concerned citizen about a possible impaired driver on Adelaide Street in St. John's around 1 p.m. on Saturday. The male driver, 50, was charged with failing the breathalyzer and released to appear in provincial court at a later date.
Around 11:30 p.m., RNC received another report of an impaired driver in the area of New Pennywell Road. Police detained the driver, a 36-year-old man, and charged him with two counts of breaching probation. He was held for court on Sunday morning.
Another male driver, 68, was arrested and charged with impaired and failing the breathalyzer, after RNC officers responded to the area of St. Thomas Line in Paradise shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday.