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Driver jumps from moving vehicle, hides in woods to elude police


A Grand Falls-Windsor man evaded police in Corner Brook for a few hours Tuesday night, according to a report from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

Officers tried to pull him over around 9 p.m. when they caught him driving at 133 km/h on the Trans-Canada Highway near Exit 4 in Corner Brook, but he wouldn’t stop.

He instead drove onto the Massey Drive Access Road near Lewin Parkway, then jumped out of the moving vehicle and ran into the woods. His vehicle veered off the road and wound up in a wooded area on the shoulder of the road, police say.

At this point, more police officers were called in to help. The woods between the Massey Drive Access Road and the highway were contained, and forensic identification and a police dog were called in.

The 22-year-old man was found at 11:55 p.m. and arrested without incident. Police discovered he had more than $8,400 in outstanding fines. He was charged with flight from police, breaching court orders, driving while suspended, speeding, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without insurance.

He was held in custody for a court appearance Wednesday.

Police seized the vehicle.

 

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