RCMP officers in Western Newfoundland ticketed one driver for excessive speeding on Sunday and arrested another driver for driving while prohibited and being at large on a warrant.
Around 9 a.m., an officer patrolling the Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) near Pinch Gut Lake caught a truck travelling at 165 km/h. The 21-year-old male driver from Port au Port East was fine for speeding, had his license suspended and his truck impounded.
A few of hours later in Howley, a traffic safety stop of a motorcycle with an expired registration, police determined the driver to be 38-year-old Steven Flight of Howley, who was prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Flight is always wanted on an RCMP arrest warrant in relation to charges of possession of stolen property, fraud, and another incident of driving while prohibited stemming from a break and enter at the North Atlantic Gas Station in Steady Brook in August of 2019.
Flight was arrested, ticketed for having no registration and insurance, held in custody and will be in provincial court today, where he will answer to his outstanding warrant and face a new charge for driving while prohibited.