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Man arrested after fleeing police, crashing into power pole: Charlottetown police

Charlottetown Police Services
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A 26-year-old man from Charlottetown, P.E.I., has been arrested after he allegedly fled from police in a vehicle and on foot.

Charlottetown Police Services responded to a call about a man following his ex-girlfriend as she was driving on Longworth Avenue around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers located both vehicles travelling east bound on Allen Street and attempted to pull the trailing vehicle over, according to a news release from police.

Police say the trail vehicle then passed the complainants vehicle at a high-rate of speed and eventually lost control and crashed into a power pole on Beasley Avenue.

The man then attempted to run from police but was arrested after a short foot chase, according to the release.

Following a search, officers seized a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine.

The man has been charged with:

  •  flight from police
  •  dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  •  operating a motor vehicle while prohibited
  •  assault with a weapon
  •  mischief over $5,000 dollars
  •  possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking

He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday at 9 a.m.

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