**** HRP Media Release
Police Investigate Pursuit and Vehicle Collision Involving Police Vehicle
At 8:15 p.m. a Halifax Regional Police responded to a two vehicle head-on collision at Parkland Drive / Lacewood Drive Halifax. One of the vehicles fled the scene and was followed by witnesses. A few minutes later Police located the suspect vehicle on the 102 Highway travelling outbound. A marked police vehicle with emergency lights and siren activated attempted the stop the vehicle. The suspect vehicle did not stop and continued at a high rate of speed outbound on the Highway taking the Bedford, Duke Street exit.
The suspect vehicle sped onto on Rocky Lake Road toward the Bedford Highway. The suspect vehicle stopped suddenly near 1600 Bedford Highway and a marked police vehicle with emergency lights and siren activated, collided with the suspect vehicle. The officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the collision, but was able to still arrest the driver, an adult male 39 yrs. While the passenger, an adult male 28 yr fled on foot. A Police Service Dog and handler pursued the passenger on foot and apprehended him a short distance away.
Both the driver and passenger from the suspect vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The injured officer and both the driver and passenger from the suspect vehicle were all transported to the hospital for treatment. There are no reported injuries from the first collision. Police are on scene at both collision locations and will be directing traffic while the investigator process the scenes and vehicles are removed.
It is not known from which collision the driver or passenger’s injuries were sustained. As a result the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has been notified.
Investigators with the General Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and Accident Investigation are conducting the investigation, which is in the early stages. Two adult males are in custody (driver and passenger) and charges are expected for both.
Police are asking anyone with information about either incident to call police at 902-490-5020. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or by using the P3 Tips app.