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Clarenville RCMP make two impaired driving arrests within three-hour period


Clarenville RCMP arrested two individuals for impaired driving last night in two separate incidents in Musgravetown.

According to a press release issued this morning, police say — shortly after 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3 — they responded to a complaint of an erratic driver in Musgravetown from a concerned motorist.

Police arrested a 47 year-old man for impaired operation of a motor vehicle after his blood alcohol level tested at almost three times the legal limit — which is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milligrams of blood.

He was released and will appear in court at a later date.

Later that evening at 10:30 p.m., RCMP say they received a complaint that a vehicle had left the road in Musgravetown.

According to police, subsequent investigation lead to the arrest of a 42 year-old woman from Musgravetown for impaired driving.

She was released to appear in Clarenville Provincial Court at a later date to answer to charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, as well as refusing to provide a breath sample.

RCMP would like to remind the public to continue to report any suspected impaired drivers to police.

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