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Man arrested after crime spree ends in crash


A 49-year-old man went on a crime spree that ended when the vehicle he was operating crashed into a business in Holyrood yesterday morning.


Shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, Holyrood RCMP received information from the RNC of a stolen vehicle that failed to stop for police within the metro region. The vehicle was last seen on Peacekeepers Way in Conception Bay South, heading towards Holyrood.


An officer located the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver evaded police at a high rate of speed. Police ceased the chase in the interest of public safety.


A short distance away, the vehicle was located after it had departed the roadway and crashed into a business.


The driver, 49-year-old David Power, was not injured. He was arrested at the scene of the crash.


Power was held in police custody to attend court today.


RCMP has charged him with flight from police, dangerous operation, possession of stolen property, drug impaired driving, refusing to comply with a demand, and failing to comply with a condition of a court release order.


RNC charged him with theft of a motor vehicle, flight from police, dangerous operation, and failing to comply with a condition of a court release order.


The investigation is continuing.



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