Bridgewater: Police Chase Leads to Arrest of Impaired Driver *updated

Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 13:13 PM

A high speed police chase in Bridgewater led to a single vehicle crash in Auburndale around noon on Tuesday..

Acting Police Chief Scott Feener says officers attempted to stop a vehicle at the intersection of Victoria Road and St. Phillips Street.

The vehicle took off up St. Phillips Street before crashing on the Upper Branch Road.

Feener says the driver left the scene on foot before he was arrested.

"The driver has been arrested for a number of Criminal Code offences including impaired driving by drug, flight from police and breach of conditions."

The 27 year-old man from Dartmouth was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

Feener says the adult male was taken to hospital for assessment and will be remanded into custody.

He is scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial court today.

The crash caused a temporary closure to part of the Upper Branch Road for the afternoon.

***updated September 13 7:00am