Nfld. & Labrador

Man driving with no licence, insurance and $10K in fines runs from police

A man owing in excess of $10,000 in outstanding fines ran from police on Blackmarsh Road in St. John's on Saturday night.

A man owing in excess of $10,000 in outstanding fines ran from police in St. John's on Saturday night. 

Around 10 p.m., the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary conducted a traffic safety stop on Blackmarsh Road.

As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver fled on foot. The RNC officer chased the man, and arrested him as he entered a house.

Police said the man was charged for driving without a valid driver's licence and insurance, operating with no registration and failure to transfer ownership.

He was released to appear in provincial court, and his vehicle was impounded.

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