A man is facing charges after fleeing from police and colliding with two parked vehicles in Halifax early Sunday morning.
At 2:35 a.m. officers observed a red truck with large tires turning from Brunswick Street onto Prince Street, heading the wrong way, and then turning onto Market Street. The driver was described as a white man, wearing a black ball cap and plaid shirt or jacket.
Officers observed the vehicle again, at a distance, on Carmichael Street. The truck turned left onto Argyle Street, heading the wrong way. At Argyle and Duke Streets, officers activated their emergency lights and then siren and proceeded to pursue the vehicle for a short distance before turning off lights and siren at the intersection of Duke and Barrington streets, avoiding a high speed pursuit in the downtown core.
Officers again observed the vehicle toward the end of Granville Street driving over the curb into the park area. The driver exited the vehicle and ran westbound toward Duke Street. Officers arrested the driver, a 44-year-old Halifax man, a short time later at the end of Granville Street.
Through the course of the investigation, officers located two vehicles that had been struck while parked on Granville Street.
The driver of the vehicle has been released from custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date to face criminal charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.
Source: Media Release