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Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP alerted to impaired designated driver from Grand Bank on Christmas Eve

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GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L.

On Jan. 4 Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP issued a media release pertaining to an incident from Christmas Eve, when police received a complaint of a suspected impaired driver on the Trans-Canada Highway near Grand Falls-Windsor.

Police conducted an immediate patrol, located the described vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

Three people were in the vehicle. Both passengers informed the officer that the driver was their designated driver. The 51-year-old driver from Grand Bank was arrested for impaired driving and provided breath samples that were above the legal limit.

The vehicle was towed and impounded and the driver received a driver’s licence suspension. He now faces charges of impaired driving and is due to attend court in March.

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