TRURO HEIGHTS – A New Brunswick man is facing a number of charges after a stint that saw him driving, with his vehicle lights off, into oncoming traffic.
Just before 1 a.m. on July 15, Colchester District RCMP observed a vehicle driving in a dangerous manner in Millbrook. Upon approaching the vehicle, the driver sped off on to Highway 102 at Exit 13A, travelling northbound in the southbound lane.
The driver of the Honda Civic turned off its lights, drove into oncoming traffic, and narrowly missed other vehicles before turning off at Exit 13 in Truro Heights.
The vehicle turned around and proceeded to drive southbound on Highway 102. The driver failed to stop for police and was travelling at speeds greater than 200 km/hr and on occasion, was turning his lights off.
Given the safety risk to other motorists, RCMP deployed a spike belt near Stewiacke that resulted in the suspect vehicle losing one of its tires. However, the suspect vehicle continued to drive on its rim and turned off at Exit 10 in Shubenacadie where the driver attempted to turn around. At this time, the male was approached by members, and resisted arrest before being taken in to custody.
A 41-year-old man of New Brunswick is in police custody and will appear in Truro Provincial Court on July 16 to answer to the following charges:
- dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police
- resisting arrest
Members of the Millbrook RCMP, Enfield RCMP, and RCMP Police Dog Services assisted during the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.