'Shocking' drunk driver found 4 times over limit
RCMP patrolling a regional highway on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula charged a driver Thursday whose blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit four times over.
Police said the driver's vehicle had crashed late Thursday night on Roaches Line, which connects the Trans-Canada Highway with communities in Conception Bay.
The driver — described by police as "extremely intoxicated" — escaped injury, but not criminal charges.
"On testing he was found to have a shocking blood alcohol concentration of 320 mg%. This is 4 times the legal limit," RCMP said in a statement early Friday.
No one else was hurt in the incident. Police charged the man and then released him for a later court appearance.
RCMP said the incident was one of two calls of drunk driving reported by the public on Thursday.
In Old Perlican, RCMP located and arrested a man whose erratic driving had prompted a call. That man, whose blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, has also been charged with impaired driving.