Youth charged after fleeing police during traffic stop

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The RNC says a 17-year-old boy will appear in provincial court in St. John's Wednesday after eluding police during a traffic stop this morning.

RNC officers attempted to pull a driver over after seeing a car run a stop sign Tuesday at 11:10 a.m. in the Blackmarsh Road/Jensen Camp Road area of the capital city. Police say the boy got out of the car — leaving it in drive — and ran off. The car rolled and struck a fence, but no one was injured.

Patrol officers and the K9 unit arrested the teen after locating him at a house on Empire Avenue at 1:15 p.m.

He has been held until his court appearance, and faces charges including resisting arrest, breaching a court order and several offences under the Highway Traffic Act. He had no valid driver's licence or insurance.

Geographic location: St. John's, Blackmarsh Road/Jensen Camp Road

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