Car in Corner Brook Impounded Under New Legislation #nltraffic

On September 24, 2017 at approximately 12:40 a.m. RNC in Corner Brook conducted a traffic safety stop with a vehicle on Broadway after the vehicle was observed conducting an improper turn.

As a result of an investigation, breath testing was conducted on the driver.

The driver’s blood – alcohol concentration was determined to be 80 mg%. Since the blood-alcohol concentration did not exceed 80 mg %, the driver, a 45 year old male, was not charged under the Criminal Code but issued a 90 day driving suspension.

The vehicle was impounded by police for 7 days under the new provincial legislation.

The vehicle would have been impounded for 30 days if the blood-alcohol concentration exceeded 80 mg%.