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Bay Roberts RCMP arrests two individuals for drug impaired driving


Bay Roberts RCMP recently arrested two individuals for suspected drug impaired driving.


On December 28 at approximately 8:45 a.m. police received a report of a vehicle swerving all over the roadway on the Veterans Memorial Highway. Officers located the described vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, a 22-year-old Bell Island woman, showed signs of drug impairment. She was arrested and transported to the detachment where she completed a drug influence evaluation. The investigation is continuing to determine if charges of impaired driving are appropriate. The vehicle was impounded and driver’s license was suspended.


Shortly before 2:00 p.m. on January 2, 2024, police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in a commercial parking lot. The driver of the vehicle, a 47-year-old North River man, showed signs of drug impairment. He was arrested and transported to Carbonear General Hospital where samples of his blood were obtained. The investigation is continuing to determine if charges of impaired driving are appropriate. The man was ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act for having an expired licence, no registration and no insurance. The vehicle was impounded.

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