CORNER BROOK An off-duty RCMP officer picked up a hitchhiker on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Deer Lake Tuesday who turned out to be a man who had several outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Some of the warrants dated back to 2006.
After learning the identity of the 43-year-old former Corner Brook resident, the officer arrested the hitchhiker.
The man was transported to the Deer Lake detachment and held overnight. He is scheduled to make an appearance in provincial court in Corner Brook for a bail hearing today.