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Police chase down hit-and-run suspect in St. John's

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary - Submitted

Man in court this morning facing multiple charges

St. John’s, N.L. — An overnight police chase by vehicle and then by foot resulted in the RNC arresting a 33-year-old man in in a wooded area in the centre area of St. John’s in the early hours of this morning.

Shortly after midnight, An RNC Patrol Services Unit attempted to stop a vehicle believed to be involved in a hit-and-run accident earlier in the evening.

The suspect vehicle took off and a short pursuit was undertaken before the driver stopped the vehicle and ran into a wooded area.

Patrol officers had the suspect in custody within seconds.
The driver was arrested and charged with numerous Criminal Code Offences including: flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failure to remain at the scene of an accident, driving while impaired by drugs, resisting arrest, obstruction, and court order breaches. He was also charged with Highway Traffic Act offences for driving while his licence was suspended,  false stickers, failure to transfer ownership of a vehicle and no insurance.

The man was held for court in the morning and his vehicle was impounded.

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