Police seek suspects / witnesses after Pursuit & Impaired Driver incident – Halifax

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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.

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