Newfoundland man charged twice for drunk driving overnight in St. John's

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says a 23-year-old man was arrested for drunk driving on two separate occasions overnight.

At around 1:40 a.m. today, police responded to a report of an impaired driver in St. John's, and located a 23-year-old man at a parking lot in the city centre.

He was charged for driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit and for having open alcohol in a vehicle, and his vehicle was impounded.

A few hours later police received a disturbance call at a home in the city's west end and found the same man, who had driven a different vehicle to the residence.

He was arrested for impaired driving for a second time and was also charged with criminal harassment.

He was kept in custody in St. John's overnight.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 27, 2024.

The Canadian Press