In one case, a 38-year-old woman, showed signs of alcohol impairment at the scene and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Two drivers are under investigation by Bay St. George RCMP for impaired driving following recent incidents in the area. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning police received a report of a motor vehicle crash on Kippens Road in Kippens. A car struck a utility pole and landed on top of an unoccupied parked vehicle. The driver of the car, a 38-year-old woman, showed signs of alcohol impairment at the scene and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. RCMP are waiting on the results of blood tests and the investigation is continuing. At approximately 1:00 a.m. on Friday police received a report of a suspected impaired driver that had taken a vehicle without consent and departed a residence in Piccadilly. The unlicensed 33-year-old driver, who was on parole, fled from police at an attempted traffic stop in Stephenville and was located a short time later at a residence. He showed signs of alcohol impairment but refused to provide breath samples. The man is facing charges of impaired driving, refusing to provide breath samples, flight from police, dangerous operation, taking a motor vehicle without consent and breach of a probation order.