Police officers in Labrador West charged a 32-year-old man with impaired driving early Saturday morning — but he wasn’t driving the vehicle.
At around 3:19 a.m. the RNC conducted a traffic safety stop on a vehicle in the area of the Labrador City trailer court.
The driver was operating with a learner’s permit and the accompanying man with a valid driver’s license was impaired by alcohol.
Police say the man with the valid driver’s license is considered to be the person in care and control of the vehicle when a learner’s permit driver is driving.
As a result the 32 year old male accompanying driver was charged with impaired driving and operating over the legal limit.
He was issued a driving suspension and released to attend court on a later date.