During the early hours of November 24, 2019, Burin Peninsula RCMP were on patrol in the community of Marystown and observed a vehicle approaching in the opposing lane at a high rate of speed.
Radar speeds in excess of 30 kms/hr above the posted speed limit were obtained. Police activated emergency lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop and the vehicle sped away, pulling into a driveway a short distance away.
Officers approached the vehicle and the driver exited and attempted to flee on foot. He was apprehended by police.
Upon speaking with the driver, officers determined he was impaired by alcohol. He was arrested and brought to the detachment where he provided breath samples more than one and an half times the legal limit.
The 24-year-old man from Marystown faces charges of impaired driving. His vehicle was seized and impounded, and he was issued a driving suspension. He was also charged for having open alcohol in a vehicle.
The driver was released from custody and is scheduled to attend court at a later date.