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RCMP check over 3,000 vehicles as part of Impaired Driving Enforcement Day

RCMP. - Sara Ericsson

Five alleged impaired drivers facing criminal charges


The 13th Impaired Driving Enforcement Day initiative in Newfoundland and Labrador was held Saturday, Dec. 22.

RCMP members across the province conducted sobriety checkpoints to detect and apprehend drivers operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

RCMP checked 3,262 vehicles which resulted in the following:
Impaired by alcohol - Criminal charges: 5

Impaired by drug - Criminal charges: 0
Road side/seven-day suspensions for alcohol (Warning - ASD): 6
Road side suspensions for drugs: 0

Approved screening device (ASD) tests performed and “Passed”: 81

Total number of check points: 56

Provincial Cannabis Act: 2
The RCMP will continue with similar initiatives as they continue to focus on road safety and harm reduction.

Sergeant J.S. Collett with RCMP Traffic Services says, “A small decision can have great consequences. Let's make the right choice before we get behind the wheel. Everyone has the right to come home safe.”

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