CORNER BROOK — The people allegedly hood surfing on a vehicle on West Street early Tuesday morning had left the area by the time police arrived.
The Corner Brook RNC responded to the report received from the public just before 1 a.m.
This alleged incident comes about three weeks after a 16-year-old girl was injured after falling from the hood of a car in a late-night incident off Riverside Drive.
A 16-year-old girl was also ticketed for driving without due care and attention that night.
Const. Scott Mosher said this second report is disconcerting for police, even if they were not able to confirm it happened.
“With the possibilities of what could happen when people are engaging in that type of behaviour, we certainly encourage people not to do that,” he said.
The risks of injury or death are obvious, according to the officer.
This activity can lead to a ticket under the Highway Traffic Act or even criminal charges for dangerous driving or dangerous driving causing injury.
“Any time the vehicle is being used for something different than the intent it’s meant to be used, you can find yourself being issued a ticket,” he said. “The other side of the coin is, if somebody does get hurt, you can be found criminally responsible for that as well.”