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Northern Peninsula parents charged after police catch youth operating ATVs

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FLOWER’S COVE, N.L. – Charges have been laid against the parents of two youth on the Northern Peninsula for allowing their children to operate all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) under the age of 16.

According to a release from the Flower’s Cove RCMP, police stopped an ATV for operating in the middle of the road on Route 430 on the afternoon of Oct. 3. The driver turned out to be a 12-year-old boy from Anchor Point.

The following night, Oct. 4, a second ATV was stopped on Route 430 after the 14-year-old driver became stuck in bog while trying to evade police.

The charges against the parents fall under the Motorized Snow Vehicle and ATV Act.

The RCMP impounded both ATVs.

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