Weapons charges laid against driver in police traffic stop in St. John's

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A 30-year-old man was charged with two counts of possessing a weapon dangerous to the public and other offences early this morning after a police traffic stop on Logy Bay Road in St. John’s.


According to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, officers stopped the vehicle around 12:55 a.m. in relation to a possible Highway Traffic Act breach.

The RNC said the driver was undo-operative and provided false information to police. Besides the weapons charges, the driver has been charged with mischief, resisting arrest, five court order breaches. He also received tickets for operating a vehicle while suspended, without valid insurance and while using a cellphone.

The man’s vehicle was impounded and he was held in custody at the city lockup until a court appearance.

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