RCMP Traffic Services arrests two drivers for flight from police following separate traffic stops

Holyrood, Newfoundland and Labrador – RCMP Traffic Services East arrested two drivers in the Trinity-Conception area for flight from police and other offences following separate driving incidents that occurred last week.

On November 17, 2020, at approximately 12:00 p.m., police attempted to stop a Pontiac Sunfire on LT Stick Drive in Bay Roberts for a traffic violation. The car failed to stop for the officer, fled through the community at a very high rate of speed and passed other motorists on a residential street. In the interest of public safety, police did not pursue the vehicle but continued the investigation. On November 23, 2020, a 23-year-old Shearstown man was arrested in relation to this incident. He now faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, driving without insurance, driving without registration, and driving without a valid driver’s license. The involved car was seized and impounded and the man was released on conditions. He is set to appear in court on January 20, 2021.

A Pontiac Sunfire is seized and impounded after it fled from RCMP Traffic Services East in Bay Roberts on November 17, 2020.
(RCMP) A Pontiac Sunfire is seized and impounded after it fled from RCMP Traffic Services East in Bay Roberts on November 17, 2020.

On November 18, 2020, at approximately 4:45 p.m., police attempted to stop a Pontiac G6 on Route 70 in Spaniards Bay for a traffic violation. The car failed to stop and fled through the community at a very high rate of speed. In the interest of public safety, the officer did not pursue the vehicle. Police located the unoccupied car a short time later in a secluded area in Spaniards Bay. The vehicle was seized and impounded. Police continued the investigation and located the driver, a 32-year-old Tilton man, at a residence, later that evening. He was arrested and now faces charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, driving without insurance, driving without registration, using false plates, and driving without a valid driver’s license. The driver was released on conditions and is set to appear in court on January 20, 2021.

RCMP Traffic Services remains committed to maintaining public safety on the Province’s roadways and continues to fulfill its mandate to enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

RCMP Traffic Services East

NL RCMP



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