UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with police chase

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) has arrested and charged a 28-year-old man in connection with a police chase in downtown St. John's this morning that ended with the vehicle wedged between two parked cars on Gower Street.

The RNC said in a news release, around 7:20 a.m., patrol officers were conducting patrols in the area of Kings Bridge Road when they attempted to stop a vehicle. The driver failed to stop for police and lost control of the vehicle, striking two parked cars.

The male driver then fled the scene on foot, but an officer was able to apprehend the driver.

The accused will appear in court today to face charges of driving while prohibited, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, flight from police, assaulting a police officer and breach of court order.

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(Earlier story)

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has Gower Street in the area of Flavin Street in St. John’s closed after a police chase and car crash this morning around 8 a.m.

Karen Noel, a resident of the area, who witnessed the incident, said a RNC car was chasing the vehicle when this happened.

Noel said it came down Flavin Street with flat tires and across Gower Street before wedging itself between two parked cars.

She said at least two people, who were in the car, fled the area on foot and police officers were seen chasing them.

Noel said there are five police cars in the area.

Geographic location: Flavin Street, Gower Street

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