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Fleeing vehicle stopped by spike belt

The RNC was forced to use a spike belt to disable a vehicle that refused to stop for police.

At 10:37 p.m. on Monday the RNC attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Petty Harbour Road, the vehicle refused to stop and sped away from police. The same vehicle was located in the area of Manuals a short time later. The vehicle again refused to stop.

Officers then used a spike belt to disable the vehicle.

Then the driver and passenger fled on foot but were tracked by K9 and arrested.

The 32-year-old male driver was charged with:

  • Flight from police

  • Assault with a weapon

  • Dangerous operation and

  • Breach of release order

The 37-year-old female passenger was charged with:

  • Breach of release order (three counts)

  • Breach of probation (two counts)

She was additionally charged in two other RNC investigations with:

  • Theft

  • Breach of release order (three counts) and

  • Breach of probation (two counts)

  • Possession of property obtained by crime

Both were held for court.

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