Police roadblocks set up to catch impaired drivers
Police in Labrador arrested a 34-year-old man from New Brunswick early Saturday morning on impaired driving charges.
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers pulled over a vehicle around 1:30 a.m. near the Wabush airport.
The driver was speeding and the vehicle was drifting into oncoming traffic.
The accused man was charged and released to appear in court at a later date.
Meanwhile, RNC in St. John's pulled over a couple of drivers overnight for impaired driving.
A 47-year-old man was stopped in Flatrock for a traffic stop.
The man was charged with impaired driving, flight from police and prohibited from driving. He was held for court.
Police also charged a 20-year-old man with impaired driving and breaches of a court order.
He was released to appear in court at a later date.
Sgt. Paul Roche said the RNC will be beefing up police presence for the holiday season.
"For the next couple of weeks leading up to Christmas and after New Year's, you'll see the RNC with increased patrols looking for this type of activity," Roche said.
"We have allocated extra resources to attempt to address this issue."
Roche said the impaired driving roadblocks are part of a two-week operation to try and cut down on the number of impaired drivers on the roads.