On August 23, 2019, at approximately 2:50 p.m., Bay Roberts RCMP received reports from passing motorists advising there was an SUV in the ditch on Hodgewater Line in the community of Mackinsons.
Upon arrival, police found the driver, a 67-year-old man from Bellevue Beach, to be highly intoxicated. He was arrested for impaired driving and brought back to Bay Roberts Detachment. He provided breath samples that were two and half times the legal limit.
Police issued a driver's licence suspension and impounded the vehicle. The man was released from custody and faces charges of impaired driving. He is set to attend court on October 2, 2019.
RCMP NL reminds the public impaired driving is a serious community issue and thanks those who reported this incident.