Police seek driver following erratic driving complaint resulting in a collision
At approximately 10:09 p.m. Halifax Regional Police responded to a driving complaint made by a citizen who reported an erratic driver in a white SUV near the intersection of Main Street and Major Street in Dartmouth. While en-route to the call a patrol member saw a vehicle matching the description on Main Street travelling at a high rate of speed without its lights on.
The officer observed the vehicle, a Jaguar F-Pace SUV proceed through a red light at the intersection of Main Street and Hartlen Avenue at a very high rate of speed where it almost collided with another vehicle.
The officer activated his patrol vehicle emergency equipment and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver refused to pull over and turned onto Caledonia Road. The officer then observed that the vehicle had turned onto Paul David Court, a dead end.
When the officer arrived at the court he observed that the driver had collided with two parked vehicles and witnesses advised that the male driver fled the vehicle on foot. The vehicle, which was a rental was recovered. Patrol members attempted to locate the driver with the assistance of a K9 team but the driver was not located. The investigation is in the early stages and Police are working to identify the driver.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 902-490-5016. 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.