Driver flees from police in Conception Bay South

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating an incident Thursday night in Conception Bay South where a driver fled from police.

The RNC said patrol members attempted to conduct a traffic safety stop in the Manuels, Conception Bay South area around 10:22 p.m., but the driver of the vehicle wouldn’t stop.

 After a short pursuit, officers terminated their attempt to stop the vehicle.

There has been no arrest yet concerning this incident.

 Around 1 a.m. this morning, the RNC also arrested a 30-year-old man in the Manuels, Conception Bay South area for five breaches of a court order.

He was held in custody until a court appearance this morning.

The RNC responded to 179 calls between 4 a.m. Thursday morning and 4 a.m. this morning.

Also in the RNC 24-hour report:

• Around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, the RNC conducted a traffic safety stop in the Elizabeth Avenue area of St. John’s. A 26-year-old man was charged with driving without a valid license, operating an unregistered vehicle, failing to transfer ownership, using false stickers and operating a vehicle without valid insurance.

Police say the driver owed $ 3,000 in traffic fines. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was released to appear in court at a later date.

• At 2:50 p.m., RNC patrol officers conducted a traffic safety stop on Richard Nolan Drive, where a 45-year-old woman was charged with operating a vehicle without valid insurance. She was  released and will appear in court at a later date. Her vehicle was impounded.

 Also around 2 p.m., a 22-year-old woman was charged with theft from the Village Shopping Centre.  She will appear in court at a later date.

Organizations: Village Shopping Centre

Geographic location: Conception Bay South, Elizabeth Avenue

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  • Jack
    April 13, 2013 - 07:51

    How do people get to accumulate so much in traffic fines and get away with it? Seems there is enough outstanding fines to warrant the extra cost of collecting. And if they are still driving then they have at least 1 asset that could be seized and repossessed. But seriously, we've all experienced the financial difficulties of being young an irresponsible. But when the system allows it to get out of hand and into the $thousands, who's being irresponsible then? Seems the system is now part of the problem. A certain level of fines should automatically trigger a protocol; collections including payment options and obligations, assets review or income garnishing, financial counseling, driver education, psychological counseling if required. Just adding up fines doesn't solve anything, probably just makes matters worse to the point of no return.