Nova Scotia Man Arrested After Eight-Hour Police Pursuit

A Nova Scotia man is facing multiple charges, including flight from police, after evading RCMP officers for eight hours. Halifax District RCMP had set up a traffic checkpoint in Middle Sackville on Monday night when they noticed a grey Kia approaching at high speed. Despite attempts to stop the vehicle, the driver refused to comply. RCMP officers successfully deployed a spike belt, forcing the Kia Forte to come to a stop on Hwy. 101 after it exited the Indigo Shores subdivision. Both occupants of the vehicle then exited.

The passenger was arrested in the nearby brush following a foot chase, while the driver managed to escape. Several hours later, officers received a report of a suspicious man matching the driver’s description near Manor Drive in Lower Sackville. The 27-year-old driver, from Meteghan, was safely apprehended. He had minor injuries consistent with navigating thick brush. RCMP discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Weymouth, N.S. on Friday.

The driver is now facing charges of flight from police, dangerous operation of a conveyance, possession of stolen property, and obstructing a peace officer. The 30-year-old passenger from Dartmouth was charged with possession of stolen property, obstructing a peace officer, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Both individuals were scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

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