HALIFAX -- Halifax Regional Police have charged a 29-year-old man with impaired driving and other charges after an incident in Dartmouth, N.S., Wednesday night.

Police say at approximately 10:15 p.m. officers responded to a report of a disturbance on Roleika Drive.

As they turned into a parking lot, police say their vehicle was nearly struck by a car driving toward them at a high rate of speed.

The officers followed the car, which continued to speed to Kennedy Drive, where the car came to a stop in a parking lot. 

Police say a male driver and female passenger exited the car and both fled on foot. Officers located them a short distance away and arrested them without incident.

A Dartmouth man is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court at a later date to face charges of:

  • flight from police
  • dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • impaired operation of a motor vehicle
  • impaired operation with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood