On January 13, at approximately 10 a.m., an RCMP officer with Southwest Nova Traffic Services observed an Acura travelling 84 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone on Hwy. 358 in Canning.
The officer activated their emergency equipment and followed the vehicle in an attempt to initiate a traffic stop; the officer didn’t engage in a pursuit.
The officer saw the vehicle turn off Hwy. 358 and onto Church St. in Port Williams. When the officer came upon the vehicle, which was reported stolen from New Brunswick, it had crashed into an embankment after failing to negotiate a curve.
The vehicle, driven by a 26-year-old Canning man, was damaged and the airbags deployed. EHS took the driver to hospital as a precaution.
The man, who’s prohibited from driving Nova Scotia, was taken into custody and faces the following charges:
- Property Obtained by Crime Over 5,000
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Driving While Suspended
The investigation is ongoing.