Cape Breton Regional Police arrested the man early this morning, after receiving reports that a white truck was seen driving recklessly on MacKay and Anniversary Streets in New Waterford. Police responded to the area and observed the vehicle turning onto Plummer Avenue at a high rate of speed. Police engaged emergency lights in an attempt to pull the vehicle over, but the driver did not stop and proceeded to speed away from police, turning onto Smith Street. For public safety, police stopped active pursuit, but followed the direction of the vehicle, and located it crashed into a fence on Smith Street, with no one inside.
K-9 was called to assist with a search for the driver, and police gathered information from witnesses to confirm the identity of the driver. Shortly after, police received reports that the driver was spotted in a yard on Anniversary Street, where they then arrested him without incident. Further investigation identified the vehicle – a Ford truck – as stolen.
Police have charged the man with Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Flight from Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Mischief, Failing to Stop at a Stop Sign, Driving a Motor Vehicle while License Revoked and 2 Breaches.