Nova Scotia

RCMP use spike belt to end pursuit

The trouble began at 7:15 p.m. when people in a restaurant called the police to report one of their former employees had shown up and was behaving in an angry, drunk manner.

Man faces numerous charges after police receive reports of drunken, angry behaviour

Halifax Police used a spike belt to end the pursuit. (CBC)

A 31-year-old man is in custody after RCMP say they were led on a pursuit on Highway 101. They said they received a trail of complaints about the driver of a car.

The trouble began at 7:15 p.m. when people in a restaurant called the police to report one of their former employees had shown up and was behaving in an angry, drunk manner.

The police say a man threw chairs, tried to start fights and urinated in the parking lot of the business on Cobequid Road.

The police then received reports that the man took off, driving a Pontiac Sunfire.

Ten minutes later, more calls came in to emergency officials.

This time, they were of a reckless driver who was in the Glendale Drive and Beaver Bank Road area. The RCMP said the car was travelling in a life-threatening manner.

Around 7:35 p.m. the police tried to stop a Pontiac Sunfire around Sackville Drive. The driver refused to stop and fled on Highway 101 toward Mount Uniacke.

The Mounties said they then had to resort to the spike belt. The driver was finally stopped and arrested at 7:41 p.m. at Exit 3 on the highway.

After the arrest, the police received another report. This one of an early hit and run in connection with the same vehicle at the intersection of Stokil Drive and Beaver Bank Road.

A 31-year-old man is in custody and set to appear in Dartmouth provincial court Wednesday morning to face numerous charges including flight from police and dangerous driving.

The RCMP said the suspect had a suspended licence and is on an undertaking not to drink because of a current impaired driving charge that is before the courts. He also has another current charge of driving with a blood-alcohol level over 80 milligrams.

The police said no one was injured in the incidents.

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