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Flower's Cove man charged for motor vehicle theft

Stock photo of RCMP vehicle.
Stock photo of RCMP vehicle. - Larry Wong

A 19-year-old man from Flower’s Cove has been charged with multiple offences, including theft of a motor vehicle, after a traffic stop near the St. Anthony Airport last Friday.

RCMP were on patrol inn the area and observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed.

Officers stopped the driver and discovered the vehicle had been stolen.

The driver was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime and breach of probation.

The man was also ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act for exceeding the speed limit by 51 km/h.

His driver’s license was suspended for seven days.

He was released from custody and will appear in court on a future date.

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