A youth has been charged after fleeing police last night in Dartmouth.
At 11:25 p.m. on April 2, an officer was doing speeding enforcement in the area of the 500 block of Windmill Road when he observed an older model blue Honda Civic travelling inbound at a high rate of speed. The officer followed the car and then attempted to stop it on Highway 111 but the driver refused to stop. The officer pursued the car which turned off at the Burnside Drive exit and then turned right onto Burnside Drive, continuing at a high rate of speed. The driver also turned the car lights off.
A short time later, police located the car parked on Craigburn Court, but the driver was not in the car. A K-9 member attended and located the driver hiding under a bush at 11:49 p.m. The driver of the car, a 17-year-old male youth from Waverley was arrested at the scene. The passenger, a 17-year-old male youth from Dartmouth, was arrested without incident a short distance away, but later released without charges.
The 17-year-old driver is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Youth Court on May 4 to face charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.