Halifax Regional Police has contacted the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team, or SiRT, regarding a motor vehicle crash that occurred earlier this morning
At 2:08 a.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle for a Motor Vehicle Act infraction on Dunbrack Street in Halifax. The vehicle continued to be operated in a reckless manner and reached speeds up to 120 km/h resulting in the termination of the pursuit. Officers lost sight of the vehicle but minutes later, located the vehicle off the road at the intersection of Dunbrack and Wentworth Streets. Two of the occupants of the vehicle, 16 and 17-year-old male youths, were injured in the crash and transported to hospital by EHS for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. A K-9 unit arrested the uninjured driver, a 14-year-old male youth, a short distance away from the crash.
The driver will be charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm (x2), dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and flight from police. The vehicle was stolen overnight from a Glenforest Drive address. The incident remains under investigation.
As this crash resulted in serious injuries following a police pursuit, Halifax Regional Police contacted SiRT and they are conducting an investigation related to the pursuit. Any questions about their investigation should be directed to SiRT.