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Vehicle from New Brunswick ignores check stop entering Prince Edward Island

Motorists line up to cross the Confederation Bridge back in 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis

One person faces charges and another has been ticketed after a vehicle purposely drove around the check stop entering Prince Edward Island at the Confederation Bridge.

Police say the Saturday incident involved a male and a female in a truck with a licence plate from New Brunswick.

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The RCMP provided the information for the vehicle and it was located in Charlottetown.

Charlottetown Police say the occupants were uncooperative and would not identify themselves.

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The male was taken into custody to be dealt with according to COVID-19 public health protocols and remains in custody to answer to charges of obstructing police.

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The female eventually identified herself, was issued a summary offence ticket under the Health Act and escorted back to New Brunswick.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 27, 2021.

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