Man crashes through intersection, rams police car and assaults officer after chase

The man faces several charges

Police have a charged a man in relation to the dangerous operation of a vehicle in Halifax yesterday.

At approximately 1:55 p.m. officers attempted to stop a vehicle with no license plate near the intersection of Dunbrack and Willett streets. The driver refused to stop, went through a red light and then struck two other vehicles. Officers did not pursue the vehicle out of concern for public safety.

An officer located the vehicle a short distance away in a parking lot on Walter Havill Drive. After the officer parked behind the vehicle, the driver repeatedly reversed his vehicle, striking the police vehicle a number of times. As the officer attempted to place the driver under arrest, the driver attempted to take the officer’s firearm, but was prevented from doing so by the officer. The driver then exited the vehicle and fled the area on foot. Officers arrested him a short distance away.

Gabriel Jackson-Lynn, 19, is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court today to face charges of:

Assault with a weapon
Assaulting a peace officer
Criminal negligence
Attempt to disarm a peace officer
Resisting arrest
Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
Dangerous operation of a conveyance (x 2)
Flight from a peace officer (x 2)
Property damage (x 6)
Failure to stop after an accident (x 2)
Fail to comply with a release order (x 2)

Source: Release

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