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Heatherton driver with burnt-out headlight facing numerous charges

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STEPHENVILLE, N.L. —

HEATHERTON
A 58-year-old Heatherton man initially pulled over for driving with a burnt-out headlight has racked up numerous charges following a traffic stop in his Bay St. George South community.
He was stopped by the RCMP at about 10:20 p.m. the night of Oct. 11.
The officers involved suspected the man was impaired by alcohol and said he subsequently failed a roadside breath test.
The man was allegedly found to have an unauthorized firearm in the vehicle, along with open alcohol and unsealed cannabis. He was arrested and transported back to the detachment where he provided breath samples police reported were above the legal limit for driving.
The RCMP issued a driver’s licence suspension and impounded the vehicle.
The man was released from custody after being charged with impaired driving, unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle and summary offence tickets for having open liquor and unsealed cannabis readily available in a vehicle.
He is scheduled to attend court Dec. 2.

frank.gale@thewesternstar.com

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