CORNER BROOK The Corner Brook detachment of the RCMP said it’s fortunate nobody was injured after police arrested three people for impaired driving during the New Year’s holiday period.
Two of those people were arrested at or near Humber Valley Resort, including a 32-year-old man from Goose Bay arrested after police responded to a complaint of an unwanted guest at a residence at the resort at around 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
The man was located operating a vehicle nearby and was charged with impaired operation of a vehicle, refusing to provide a breath sample and mischief. The matter is still under investigation in relation to the disturbance at the residence and further charges are pending.
On New Year’s Day, at around 11:30 a.m., the RCMP responded to a complaint of a truck in a ditch on Lakeside Drive at Humber Valley Resort. Police said they found an “extremely intoxicated” 25-year-old man behind the steering wheel of the truck, which was still idling when police arrived.
He was charged with being in care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol and was released after breath testing until his court appearance at a later date.
The third incident happened at around 4 a.m. on Jan. 1 and involved a 16-year-old male in Benoit’s Cove. The RCMP had been at a residence in that community on an unrelated matter when a neighbour arrived and asked the police to assist her. She reported that her son had been operating a snowmobile and was causing damage in her residence.
The teenager was arrested for impaired operation of a motorized vehicle and with breaching a court order.
He was held in custody until a court appearance later in the day.