On December 10 at 8:15 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a two-vehicle head-on collision at Parkland Drive/Lacewood Drive, Halifax. One of the vehicles fled the scene and was followed by witnesses. A few minutes later, police located the suspect vehicle on the 102 Highway travelling outbound. A marked police vehicle with emergency lights and siren activated attempted the stop the vehicle. The suspect vehicle did not stop and continued at a high rate of speed outbound on the highway taking the Bedford, Duke Street exit.
The suspect vehicle sped onto on Rocky Lake Road toward the Bedford Highway. The suspect vehicle stopped suddenly near 1600 Bedford Highway and a marked police vehicle with emergency lights and siren activated, collided with the suspect vehicle. The officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the collision, but was able to still arrest the driver, a 39-year-old man. While the passenger, a 28-year-old man fled on foot. A Police Service Dog and handler pursued the passenger on foot and apprehended him a short distance away.
The driver and passenger from the suspect vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The injured officer and occupants from the suspect vehicle were all transported to the hospital for treatment. There are no reported injuries from the first collision. Police are on scene at both collision locations and will be directing traffic while the investigator process the scenes and vehicles are removed.
It is not known from which collision the driver or passenger’s injuries were sustained. As a result, the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) has been notified.
Investigators with the General Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and Accident Investigation are conducting the investigation, which is in the early stages. Two men are in custody and charges are expected for both.
Police are asking anyone with information about either incident to call police at 902-490 5020. 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.