A Dartmouth man is facing several impaired driving-related charges after nearly hitting a Halifax Regional Police vehicle on Roleika Drive on Wednesday night.
According to a police news release, the officers were responding to a report of a disturbance at about 10:15 p.m. As they were turning into a parking lot, a car approaching at a high rate of speed nearly struck their vehicle.
“The officers followed the car, which continued to drive at a high rate of speed, to Kennedy Drive where the car came to a stop in a parking lot,” the release said. “A man exited from the driver’s side of the car and a woman exited from the front passenger’s side and both fled on foot. Officers located them a short distance away and arrested them without incident.”
The 29-year-old 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, and impaired operation with a blood alcohol concentration of over 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.