Coronavirus: Alberta man charged with failing to self-isolate in Corner Brook, N.L.

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.

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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.

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The man has been ordered to appear in court on on Feb. 9.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2021.

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