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Man and woman charged with impaired driving in Stephenville

A man and a woman, in two separate incidents, were charged with impaired driving in Stephenville on Saturday.
A man and a woman, in two separate incidents, were charged with impaired driving in Stephenville on Saturday. - Contributed

A 29-year-old Stephenville man and a 33-year-old Corner Brook woman now living in Stephenville were charged with impaired-related offences during the weekend.

Cpl. John Butler of the Bay St. George RCMP said a RCMP member was out on patrol at about 12:55 a.m. on Saturday when he noticed a snowmobile being driven erratically near Kindale Public Library on Carolina Avenue in Stephenville.

When the snowmobile turned up New Mexico Drive the RCMP officer chased it until it stopped at a home on that street, where the 29-year-old man lives.

Butler said the officer smelled alcohol on the man’s breath and administered a breath test with the man allegedly blowing over the legal limit.

The snowmobile the man was riding was impounded for 30 days, his licence was suspended, he was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and has a court date set for Feb. 11.

Butler said it was 8 a.m. on Saturday police received a report of a vehicle running on Ross Avenue in Stephenville and a woman asleep in the driver’s seat.

He said a member attended the location and the woman was believed to be intoxicated, so a test was administered and she had breath samples that were allegedly twice the legal limit.

The woman was charged with care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired, her vehicle was impounded and she has a court date set for March 11.

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