Nothing routine about impaired driving arrests
Two arrests for impaired driving were less than routine for police on the northeast Avalon Peninsula Saturday.
Both incidents occurred in the morning and involved a man found passed out behind the wheel; and a woman who refused to leave quietly.
A 32-year-old man was charged around 9 a.m. after police got a tip of someone asleep in their car in downtown St. John's.
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers responded and found the car parked the wrong way on a one-way street. They roused the man and charged him with impaired driving. He was released to appear in court at a later date.
Then at around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, police pulled over a 36-year-old woman under suspicion of impaired driving near the Witless Bay Line.
She was taken to RNC headquarters in St. John's to blow the breathalyzer, and was later released. However she damaged a police car as she was leaving and was arrested.
This time she was held in custody pending a court appearance.