Nova Scotia

Suspects escape after high-speed car chase in Halifax

A high-speed car chase didn't stop Thursday night, even after the suspect vehicle lost two of its tires to a police spike belt.

Police used a spike belt, which destroyed two tires of the speeding vehicle

A 51-year-old woman from Bedford has been arrested for impaired driving in connection to the car chase. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

An investigation into a car theft turned into a car chase Thursday night that saw suspects speeding away in a car with two tires blown out by a police spike belt, according to Halifax Regional Police. 

It all started around 8:25 p.m. Thursday when police tried to pull over a grey Hyundai Sonata in relation to a motor vehicle theft. After stopping the car on Drysdale Road in Spryfield officers saw that a man was driving, and he had another man and a woman as passengers.

When police approached the car on foot the, driver took off at high speed. Patrol cars followed the vehicle down several streets and officers used a spike belt at the intersection of Purcells Cove Road and Albion Road.

Just before 9 p.m. the suspect vehicle drove over the belt, and both driver's side tires were blown out. 

However, the driver sped away undeterred.

Officers caught up with the car near the intersection of Flinn  and MacDonald Street. Police say a woman was in the driver's seat when the vehicle was stopped and the two men that were previously in the vehicle had fled on foot.

Officers tried to catch the men with a police dog, but had no luck. 

No one was injured in the incident and only the suspect vehicle was damaged.

Two tires were blown out by the police spike belt. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

The Sonata the suspects were in was not the stolen car police were searching for to begin with. Police say the registered owner of the Sonata was one of the people originally in the vehicle.   

A 51-year-old woman from Bedford was arrested for impaired driving.

Officers are still searching for the two men accused of fleeing on foot. 

One is described as a white man in his early 30s, five feet five inches tall and about 160 lbs. He has buzzed hair and was last seen wearing a white tank top. 

The second man is also described as in his early 30s, about five feet nine inches tall and about 170 lbs. He has buzzed hair as well. 

Halifax Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers with an anonymous tips.