A 24-year-old man from Fort McMurray, Alta., is facing numerous charges including failing to self-isolate, following a traffic stop early Sunday morning in Corner Brook, N.L.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says they stopped a vehicle shortly before 4 a.m. and the driver fled on foot.
In a release, they say the driver was quickly apprehended and now faces charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, refusal, and obstructing a peace officer.
He is also charged with failing to self-isolate after arriving in the province on Jan. 22, in accordance with provincial COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Police say the driver was also given a 90 day driving suspension and the vehicle was impounded.
The man has been ordered to appear in court on on Feb. 9.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2021.