North Sydney man arrested after stolen Mazda crashes with police car

Charges are pending against a Cape Breton man after he allegedly smashed a stolen Mazda into other vehicles, including a police car.

Cape Breton Regional Police had responded to reports a car had been stolen from a North Sydney home

A 31-year-old man from North Sydney, N.S. was arrested on scene. 0:25

Police in Cape Breton have arrested a North Sydney man accused of dangerous and impaired driving after he allegedly struck a police car this morning.

Police arrested the 31-year-old at around 9:30 a.m.

Cape Breton Regional Police said in a news release they had responded to reports that a Mazda car had been stolen from a home in North Sydney.

Police say three vehicles were damaged but no one was hurt. (Tom Ayers/CBC)

Officers found the car, but the driver would not stop for police.

Police said they followed the vehicle, which eventually struck the back of a police car at King and High streets, as well as a parked vehicle.

Police spokesperson Desiree Vassallo said the contact with the police car was made prior to the stolen Mazda pulling into a parking lot where police apprehended the driver, which was captured on surveillance video. 

In the video, it appears the Mazda hits a parked pickup truck and a police vehicle subsequently hits the Mazda as well. 

Police said three vehicles were damaged but no one was hurt. The man is in custody and police said charges are pending.

Tow truck drivers from North Side Towing prepare to haul away the Mazda. (Tom Ayers/CBC)

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