Corner Brook RNC charge two drivers with multiple offences

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) in Corner Brook charged two people with multiple driving- related offences in separate incidents early Sunday morning.

Around 3:30 a.m., patrol services officers observed a vehicle being driven erratically in the area of Mount Bernard Avenue in Corner Brook.

Police say they received an anonymous public complaint regarding the same vehicle in the West Street area.

As a result of a traffic stop, a 31-year-old Benoit's Cove man was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit.

The driver was also issued a seven-day driving suspension and charged with driving-related offences under the Highway Traffic Act. He was released to appear in provincial court at a later date.

Around 4:10 p.m., patrol services officers responded to another anonymous complaint of a hit and run collision on Main Street in Corner Brook.

The suspect vehicle was located a short time later and a 34-year-old man from Corner Brook was charged with Impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. He was also issued a seven-day driving suspension and charged with driving related offences under the Highway Traffic Act. The driver was detained at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary until sober and released to appear in provincial court at a later date.

The RNC reminds the public that if anyone has information about unsafe or illegal motor vehicle operation, they can contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

People can also provide anonymous information on the Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

Organizations: RNC, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Mount Bernard Avenue, West Street

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