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Men facing impaired charges from two separate Stephenville incidents


The Bay St. George RCMP charged two men with impaired driving offences in separate incidents early Friday and early Saturday in Stephenville.

The first was at about 1:30 a.m. Friday when a police officer on patrol observed two people on a snowmobile on West Street in Stephenville with a case of beer between them. The officer finally got the driver, who appeared to be impaired, stopped in Kippens.

The 37-year-old man from Port au Port East returned to the RCMP detachment with the officer and provided breath samples, both of which were alleged to have readings of more than 80 mg of alcohol.

The snowmobile was seized and the man has a future court date for driving while impaired.

In the second incident, the Bay St. George RCMP received a call at 4:41 a.m. from a person driving across the Ramp in Stephenville who had seen a vehicle stuck. When RCMP members attended the person in the driver’s seat was believed to be impaired.

The 24-year-old Stephenville Crossing man took two breath tests, which police allege came in at over 80 mg of alcohol.

The man was served documents on the weekend to attend court on March 26, charged with impaired care and control and impaired care and control over 80 mg of alcohol.

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