Numerous charges against ATV rider for unsafe driving

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police laid nine charges against a 21-year-old man in Quarryville, New Brunswick, on “several dangerous driving incidents” involving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).
The RCMP reports four interventions between May 17 and June 29 by the RCMP Blackville Detachment.

“In these incidents, the driver refused to stop for police at a checkpoint, overtaking other vehicles in a dangerous manner, damaging private property while driving, attempting to charge police officers into traveling at high speed and fled the police, “says the police in a statement released Wednesday.

On June 29, members of the RCMP responded after receiving a complaint about an impaired ATV driver.

According to the RCMP, the driver fled the police and went off the road. The mountain bike was in a ditch, the driver continued to flee on foot, it was said. The police caught him and arrested him.

Stewart Jardine was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, police escape, assault with a vehicle – against a police officer, driving an impaired vehicle, driving with a blood alcohol level exceeding 80 mg alcohol per 100 ml of blood and failure to deliver a promise to the court.

He is also facing numerous charges under the Motor Vehicle Act. He was released under certain conditions and will appear again in Miramichi Provincial Court on August 12.

The RCMP says it will continue to investigate “other similar incidents in the area.”

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