**** HRP Media Release
Police Pursuit & Impaired Driver – Halifax
At 8:25 p.m., Halifax Regional Police West Division Quick Response officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop with emergency lights activated, on a Gray Hyundai Sonata for an ongoing Theft of Motor Vehicle investigation. Initially the vehicle stopped on Drysdale Avenue Halifax. Officers confirmed the vehicle was being operated by an adult male, with an adult male and adult female passengers. As officers approached the vehicle on foot, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. Marked patrol cars took over the pursuit, which continued onto many streets.
Officers deployed a spike belt at Purcells Cove Road and Albion Road. At 8:57 p.m., the suspect vehicle struck the spike belt, loosing both driver side tires. However, the suspect vehicle continued at a high rate of speed into the Peninsula of Halifax. The suspect vehicle was located at Flinn Street / MacDonald Street Halifax with the female now in the driver seat and both fled on foot. Officers set up containment and attempted to locate the male suspects with a Police Service Dog. However, officers did not locate either male suspect. Officers did arrest the 51 year old female from Bedford, for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
No one was injured and the only vehicle damaged was the suspect vehicle. The 51 year old female from Bedford, facing Impaired Driving related charges and will attend Halifax Court on a later date. At this time the two male suspects have not been located. The investigation is ongoing at this time and officers are actively searching for the suspects, described as:
Suspect #1 (Driver) – White male, 30-35 years, 5’5” 160 lbs. Short buzzed hair. Last seen wearing a white tank top.
Suspect #2 (Passenger) – White male, 30-35 years, 5’9”, 170 lbs, Short buzzed hair, no clothing description.
Police are asking anyone with information about this 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.