**** RCMP Media Release
Please remember to clean snow and ice from your vehicle, but be sure it’s insured and registered first.
On December 17, at 9:15 p.m., a member from Halifax District RCMP observed a car turning into a parking lot at the intersection of Cole Harbour Rd. and Forest Hills Pkwy. The car’s front windshield was covered in snow except for the path of the wipers and the other windows were snow covered. The member activated his emergency equipment in attempt to stop the car for failing to properly clear off the snow.
The car continued in the parking lot, failed to stop at a stop sign then hit a concrete curb and got stuck. The member approached the car and spoke to the driver. The driver was unable to provide a driver’s license or proof of insurance. The driver did provide paperwork indicating the car was purchased several months ago however was not registered to the new owner. When the member returned to his police vehicle to check on the status of the driver and confirm his identity, the driver fled on foot.
Members searched for the driver and he was located with the assistance of the Halifax Regional Police K9 team. The driver was arrested without further incident and was administered the Roadside Screening Device test which he passed. The driver was later released and is schedule to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on February 16, 2021. He is facing charges of Flight from Police and Obstruction. He is also charged under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act for Driving While License Suspended and Obstruction on Window.