Halifax police deploy two spike belts on fleeing driver
Published Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:55AM AST
Two spike belts were needed to stop a 20-year-old man fleeing police in Halifax early Sunday morning.
Halifax Regional Police say officers tried stopping a pickup with a red ATV on the back on Herring Cove Road near Lynette Road around 3:45 a.m.
Police say a traffic pursuit was initiated after the vehicle failed to stop, but was called off as it was in a residential neighbourhood.
The vehicle was seen travelling along North West Arm Drive, where the pursuit picked up again.
Police say as an officer was attempting to deploy a spike belt on the road, the vehicle swerved toward the officer just before driving over the spike belt.
The vehicle slowed as a result, but did not stop.
The vehicle continued onto Highway 102 outbound where a second spike belt was deployed near Larry Uteck Boulevard.
The vehicle eventually slowed and stopped on Highway 102 before Hammonds Plains Road. The driver was taken into custody without incident.
The 20-year-old is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court Monday to face charges of flight from police, assault with a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and impaired operation of a motor vehicle.