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Vehicle nearly collides with RCMP patrol car in Bay Roberts

After nearly colliding with a marked RCMP cruiser on January 3, in Bay Roberts, 44-year-old Bradley Whalen of Carbonear failed to stop for police and was arrested.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Monday, while police were driving on Country Road, a car crossed into the oncoming lane and nearly collided with the police vehicle.

Officers attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle fled from police in heavy traffic, entered a residential area and drove through a fence on a nearby property. In the interest of public safety, officers did not pursue the vehicle.

Officers located the vehicle later that day abandoned on the Veterans Memorial Highway near the overpass to Shearstown. Police located the driver of the vehicle, Bradley Whalen, nearby and he was arrested. The vehicle was seized.

He was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, mischief under $5000.00, and prohibited driving.

Whalen was released from custody after making a court appearance on January 4 and is set to appear in court once again at a later date.


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