A Marystown man is without his vehicle and licence after radar captured him exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 60 km/hour. On June 5, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a police officer on patrol near Marystown observed the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on route 210 and was clocked at 114 km/hour in a 50 km zone. The vehicle was stopped and the 23-year-old driver claimed he was rushing home to a sick child. The investigation determined this was false information. He was issued a summary offence ticket for excessive speed, his vehicle was seized and his licence suspended.
A 43-year-old Fox Cove-Mortier man was held in custody by Burin Peninsula RCMP following a traffic stop on June 7. At approximately 8:30 p.m., the same police officer was on patrol in Marystown and initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle with expired licence plates and known to be associated with a suspended driver. The driver fled in the vehicle for a short distance before stopping on a dead end road. The driver then fled on foot but was apprehended by the police officer after a short foot chase. He was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code with flight from police and resisting arrest. He was also charged under the Highway Traffic Act for having no insurance, operating an unregistered vehicle, and driving while disqualified. His vehicle was also seized. He appears in court in Grand Bank today.
RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.