RCMP make arrest after driver fails to stop at sobriety checkpoint

Staff ~ The Amherst News
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AMHERST – A Moncton man is facing numerous charges after a vehicle failed to stop at a police checkpoint early Sunday.

The Mounties arrested two men after the driver of a Chrysler 300 failed to stop at a sobriety checkpoint on Highway 2 near Fort Lawrence.

The suspect approached the checkpoint traveling over 100km/h, slowing to 70km/h and failing to stop for the officers.

RCMP pursued the car onto Highway 104, traveling at high speeds until the suspect vehicle lost control. The two men were then arrested.

“He was on the ramp coming onto Highway 104 and as he was going onto it, he hit the right shoulder and lost control,” said Constable Dal Hutchinson. “The vehicle spun around and ended up in the median.”

The driver, a 23-year-old, has been charged with impaired driving, flight from police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. Police said the man had also breached probation and was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.15, almost double the legal limit. The passenger was held until sober and released without charge.

 

 

 

Organizations: RCMP, Chrysler 300

Geographic location: Moncton, Fort Lawrence

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