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MADD Canada Honours NL Police Officers for Efforts Against Impaired Driving

2020/05/25|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

VOCM May 24, 2020 Nine RCMP officers and eight RNC officers from Newfoundland and Labrador have been inducted into the Nick Coates 2020 Impaired Driving Team by MADD Canada. The initiative is named after Nick Coates, who was killed by an impaired driver in 2013. It recognizes officers throughout the province who have done exceptional [...]

Bay St. George RCMP arrest two impaired drivers within hours of each other

2019/11/26|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

The Western Star November 26, 2019 Two impaired drivers were taken off the road last week after the Bay St. George Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to two tips from the public. A 46-year-old man from Kippens was charged with drug-impaired driving after police conducted a traffic stop of his vehicle last Thursday. Police were [...]

MADD Canada Program Aims To Protect NL Students From Impaired Driving

2019/09/19|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Oakville, Ontario — MADD Canada’s School Assembly Program, currently touring schools around the province, is showing students how one decision to drive impaired can change their lives, and the lives of their families and friends, forever. Road crashes are the number one cause of death among Canadian youth, and alcohol and/or drugs are involved in [...]

Pedestrian tip leads to impaired driving arrest in Victoria

2019/06/18|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

Northern Pen June 18, 2019 VICTORIA, N.L. — A tip from a person out for an early-evening stroll helped police arrest and charge a woman from Victoria for impaired driving. According to a news release, Harbour Grace RCMP received a report from a pedestrian on a possible impaired driver on Sunday, June 16. Police made a [...]

Sixteen Police Officers To Be Honoured For Their Work To Reduce Impaired Driving At First Nick Coates Awards

2019/05/09|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

St. John’s, NL – For many victims of impaired driving, when they hear about an impaired driver being caught, it is about much more than a charge or a sanction. It is about a potential crash being averted. It is about someone being spared a devastating injury. It is about a family not having to [...]

Tips lead to arrest of two impaired drivers in St. John’s

2019/03/03|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

NTV News March 3, 2019 Around 9 p.m. RNC responded to a call reporting an impaired driver in the area of Blackmarsh road. The vehicle and 32-year-old driver were located in the west end of the capital city. Then shortly before midnight Police received another tip, this time regarding a driver in Paradise. The 48-year-old [...]

Don’t drink and ride: Labrador West snowmobile group concerned by drinking on trails

2019/02/22|Categories: Article|Tags: |

The Northern Pen February 22, 2019 LABRADOR CITY, N.L. — Snowmobiling is a great winter activity, and in Labrador West, the long winters attract a lot of people to take part - but there's one hard truth: drinking and riding just don't mix. The White Wolf Snowmobile Club maintains hundreds of kilometers of groomed trails and [...]

MADD kicks off Red Ribbon campaign in Labrador West

2018/12/11|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: |

The Northern Pen December 11, 2018 IOC gives initiative a boost LABRADOR WEST, N.L. It was a MADD weekend. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) kicked off their annual Red Ribbon campaign with two days of events. On Friday, Nov. 30,  there was an event to explain the campaign and to thank the many supporters of [...]

RNC launch ‘Operation: Rudolph’ to keep roads safe this holiday season

2018/12/07|Categories: Article|Tags: |

NTV December 7, 2018 The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has partnered with the RCMP, MADD Canada, and City of Mount Pearl Municipal Enforcement for ‘Operation: Rudolph,’ aimed at keeping our roadways safe this holiday season. During the month of December through New Year’s Eve, ‘Operation: Rudolph’ will target impaired, distracted, and dangerous driving. The RNC would [...]

Nick Coates team will recognize officers who stop impaired drivers on N.L. roads

2018/11/22|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC News November 22, 2018 A new program to recognize police officers who get impaired drivers off the roads in Newfoundland and Labrador is a way to thank police and honour victims, says the national president of MADD — who lost her own stepson in 2013. The initiative, named the Nick Coates Team, will include [...]