Police make arrest, seek public help as drivers flee checkpoints

From RCMP:
Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)… Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Halifax Regional Police had a busy night at police checkpoints.   Drivers fled from police during three separate incidents.

On December 9, 2010, 2:01 AM, a police checkpoint was being conducted in Hammonds Plains near Voyageur Estates.  Police observed a grey van turning around prior to the checkpoint.  Police followed the van as it turned into a driveway.  The driver jumped from the van and fled on foot into the woods.  With the assistance of a police dog, a 46-year-old man was arrested a short time later.  The man was charged with Breaching his release conditions, Trespass at Night, Resisting Arrest, and several Motor Vehicle Act offences.  He will be appearing in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.
On December 8, 2010, 10:25 PM, during an HRP/RCMP checkpoint in Cole Harbour, N.S. on Hwy 7, a motorist driving a grey Hyundai attempted to avoid police.  As a police officer approached the vehicle, the driver fled on Broom Rd.  Police located the vehicle on the corner of Leander Drive with no one inside. A police dog attended but was unable to locate the driver.
On December 8, 2010, 11:50 PM,  Cole Harbour, N.S, during an HRP/RCMP checkpoint on Riley Road, a silver Kia Sorrento avoided the checkpoint.  Police attempted to stop the vehicle near Cherry Brook Road.  As the officer approached, the driver sped off, reaching speeds of over 100 km/h in a residential area.  Due to public safety, no pursuit was initiated.  The vehicle was not located.
Police are asking anyone with information about these or other similar incidents to come forward.  A description of the vehicle or driver could help in laying charges which would ultimately assist in public safety.  Anyone with information regarding these incidents can contact any RCMP office, Halifax Regional Police, or Crime Stoppers anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or by their Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.  Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award from $50 – $2000

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