Driver fleeing checkpoint results in police chase

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A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly refusing to stop at a police checkpoint in Conception Bay South.

According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s overnight report, the roadside checkpoint was set up in Long Pond. At approximately 11 p.m., one vehicle reportedly fled from police after officers attempted to stop it at the checkpoint.

A chase ensued, ending on Kenmount Road in St. John’s. The driver was located with help from the K-9 unit after the suspect reportedly exited the vehicle and ran away.

The accused is expected to face charges of flight from police, dangerous driving, two counts of breaching probation, and driving without both a licence and insurance. The accused, who owes $28,000 in fines according to police, is also expected to receive several tickets under the Highway Traffic Act.

He was being held to appear in weekend and statutory holidays court on Sunday.

Geographic location: Conception Bay South.According, Long Pond, Kenmount Road

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  • Old Salt
    December 24, 2012 - 10:40

    Police/Court computers can spit out a list of those guys owing massive outstanding fines at the press of a key. We all know they can't have a license, registration OR insurance until those fines are paid. So? They're driving without registration, liceense or insurance. Hire sherriff's deputies or off-duty police, arm them with the "culprit list" and have them impound all those RISK vehicles. Those "rebel" drivers have nothing to lose and pose grave danger to all drivers who struggle daily to do the right thing. That could then be called PROTECTING THE PUBLIC.

  • grant
    December 24, 2012 - 09:30

    The old saying is Newfoundland is 40 years behind the rest of the world and this is a prime example. a while back i was hearing some music being played from Mars on the radio, and here we have our police have to chase a guy to find out he owes 28,000 in fines, no licence, no insurance, bet he got out yesterday and will be picked up again during xmas and the police get another suprise.

  • margie
    December 24, 2012 - 07:30

    Give the guy a break.... He wasn't drunk.WAS HE??????? Many people owe fines for alot more than that,Go after the ones that are behind the wheel drinking and driving,That all you police know how to do,Find the Real bad guys and girls I might add.Start first by cleaning up the polic force that are dinking and driving... Merry Christmas to you all too.

  • roy
    December 23, 2012 - 11:28

    Owes $28,000.00 in fines gona get some more tickets. Next time he is stopped he will owe over $30,000.00. Its a joke but then again we the taxpayer will pay with increases in Iins. Reg fees etc. no need for insurance boy, don't we pay a little extra now for does who don't have ins. Get a good lawyer and have christmas off, do weekends show up Friday evening get out sunday morning get credit for 3 days . oh make sure you get parking close to HMP

  • Flloyd
    December 23, 2012 - 10:22

    Nice to see check points along the roads in CBS. Keep it up!