Officers have charged a man after a hit and run collision that occurred earlier today in Halifax.
Yesterday, officers received several reports of a motorcyclist driving erratically on Herring Cove Road. Officers responded to the area and located the motorcyclist; however he fled the area at a high rate of speed upon observing police and was not located.
This morning, at 9:30 a.m., officers observed the same motorcyclist on Old Sambro Road, at Dentith Road and by the time the officer turned his cruiser around, the driver had fled the area. The officer located the motorcyclist at the intersection of Herring Cove Road and St. Michaels Avenue after he collided with three separate cars. The driver fled the scene of the collision on foot and was arrested after a short foot pursuit behind a residence on Williams Lake Road.
The occupants of the three cars were not injured and there was moderate damage to their vehicles. The motorbike was heavily damaged and the driver was treated in hospital for a broken toe. The 18-year-old male driver is being held in custody and will appear in Halifax Provincial Court tomorrow to face charges of dangerous driving, flight from police and leaving the scene of an accident. He was also issued three summary offence tickets for having no driver’s license and no insurance or registration on the motorbike.