A hitchhiker’s destination changed quickly when he accepted a ride Tuesday east of Deer Lake on the Trans-Canada Highway.
An off-duty RCMP officer stopped to offer the 43-year-old man a ride. After learning the man’s identity, the off-duty officer realized the man was wanted on several outstanding warrants on matters dating back to 2006. He arrested him.
The hitchhiker, a former resident of Corner Brook, was transported by Deer Lake RCMP to the Deer Lake detachment where he was held in custody overnight.
He is scheduled for a bail hearing in provincial court in Corner Brook today.