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Charlottetown man, woman who tried to flee from police charged

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A 35-year-old Charlottetown man and a 20-year-old Charlottetown woman who tried to flee after police attempted to conduct a traffic stop have been charged.

While on routine patrol on Jan. 20, officers attempted to conduct the stop on University Avenue. The vehicle fled from police through a business parking lot. Police were able to keep sight of the vehicle, which eventually got stuck in traffic and pulled over for officers.

While dealing with the two vehicle occupants, police discovered stolen items in the rear of the vehicle.

The man has been charged with flight from police, theft under $5,000 dollars and breach of probation.

The female passenger has also been charged with theft under $5,000 and breach of probation.

Both have been released with conditions and will appear in provincial court at a later date.

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