Police investigate after man crashes stolen vehicle in Halifax’s west end

A Dartmouth man is facing multiple charges after crashing a stolen vehicle into a tree and then fleeing the scene.

Halifax Regional Police say it happened just after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officers were driving down Gottingen Street when they noticed a blue Honda Civic driving on North Street without its lights on, according to a police press release.

They say as officers turned around, the vehicle sped away. Police lost sight of the car, but later found it crashed into a tree near Almon and Connolly Streets. The driver had fled on foot.

Multiple officers, including a police service dog, remained at the crash site and eventually caught the 22 year old driver when he returned to the scene.

He sustained minor, but non life-threatening injuries and is now in custody facing a string of charges, including possession of stolen property over $5,000, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and breach of probation.

 

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