Police have arrested a 24-year-old man following a four-and-a-half-hour pursuit through Mount Pearl and St. John’s. Yesterday morning police received a report of a stolen vehicle in Mount Pearl. When police tried to stop the man, who was driving a pick-up truck, he led officers on a high-speed chase through that city while weaving in and out of traffic. The RNC called off the chase in the interest of public safety, but once the man was in RCMP jurisdiction that police force picked up the chase. The man eventually left his vehicle on Beothuck Street, and took officers on a three-hour, 10 kilometre chase through wooded and marshy areas, construction sites and residential areas. He was arrested at approximately 2:30.The man is facing numerous charges in relation to the chase, including three counts each of dangerous driving, flight from police and driving while disqualified – not including the outstanding warrants issued on him.
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