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The title on this release from the RCMP is:

"And the impaired keep coming!

The RCMP in Placentia/ Whitbourne are investigating another single vehicle motor vehicle collision which police believe alcohol was a factor. This collision occurred in Dunville, NL. this morning.  The vehicle was traveling south on Route 100 when it left the road.  The driver was not injured however the vehicle was destroyed in the collision. Charges are to be laid against a 20 year St.John's male for operating a motor vehicle over .o8 blood alcohol.  
Two days ago on the 27th of January, 2010 the RCMP Placentia/Whitbourne investigated another incident of impaired driving.  As a result of a traffic stop a 26 year old Placentia male was issued a 24 hour driving suspension. This person had blood alcohol analyzed by police. It was not at the limit were charges occur but high enough for suspension.
These two incidents fall a few days after a weekend of 6 reports of impaired drivers resulting in 4 persons being charged and/or suspended from driving. The results of the RCMP's work show their check point traffic program in this district for impaired driving offenses is working."