Forteau RCMP pursues charges against two individuals for impaired driving

February 23, 2021
Forteau, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Two individuals are facing charges of impaired driving following investigations conducted by Forteau RCMP.

On February 17, 2021, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Forteau RCMP received a report of a suspected impaired driver. A patrol was made and the described vehicle was located in L'Anse-au-Loup. The driver, a 50-year-old Forteau man, failed a roadside breath test and was arrested for impaired driving. He was transported back to the detachment where he provided breath samples that were more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit. The male was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date to face charges of impaired driving. His driver's license was suspended and his truck was seized and impounded.

On July 27, 2020, shortly before 10:00 p.m., Forteau RCMP responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 510 near the Pinware Bridge. The driver, who was injured during the crash, was transported to the Labrador South Health Centre in Forteau for medical attention. He showed signs of alcohol impairment and police provided him with a blood demand. The blood sample was sent for analysis and the results came back last week indicating that the man's blood sample was above the legal limit at the time of the crash. Forteau RCMP are following up now with charges of impaired driving against the Red Bay man.

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer – RCMP NL
709-772-6170
rcmp.nl.media-medias.tnl.grc@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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