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St. John’s man gave police fake name, charged with public mischief

The RNC has confirmed that a red Ford Escape involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle Saturday in Long Pond was stolen.
Officers charged a 32-year-old man with public mischief and driving while prohibited in St. John's Friday night. The vehicle was seized, and the man held for court. - File image

Police encountered an unusual situation during a routine traffic safety stop in the Empire Avenue area of St. John’s Friday night.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers were attempting to identify the driver of a vehicle, when he gave a false name. Eventually, police identified the driver and found he was driving while prohibited.

Officers charged the 32-year-old with public mischief and driving while prohibited. The vehicle was seized, and the man held for court.

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