The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in St. John's pulled over two drivers on Friday who owed big fines for traffic infractions.

Police pulled over a male driver, 29, around 10 p.m. in the central area of the city.

The driver didn't have insurance or a valid driver's licence.

According to the RNC, he failed to transfer ownership and owes more than $28,000 in outstanding fines.

He was released for a court appearance, but his vehicle was seized.

Earlier Friday, police attempted to stop a vehicle in the Old Pennywell Road area of the city.

The RNC said the driver fled from police and a short pursuit ensued.

Officers were able to apprehend the male driver, 29, and he was arrested for flight from police.

The man was also issued tickets for not having insurance or a valid driver's licence.

He owes approximately $7,000 in outstanding fines.

The accused was held in custody for a court appearance, and the vehicle was impounded.