Truro Heights man faces charges after fleeing checkpoint, hitting police car

A 27-year-old Truro Heights man is facing several charges after he failed to stop at a police checkpoint and later hit a police car and injured an officer.

RCMP say they were conducting a roadside check at the intersection of Lower Truro Road and Truro Heights Road at 12:45 a.m. Friday when a Ford pickup truck drove past the officers and sped away.

Police tried but failed to find the vehicle.

Almost an hour later, a resident called police to say that a truck matching the pickup’s description had come out of the woods and was driven across someone’s lawn.

Officers found the truck in Lower Truro at 2 a.m., but when they tried to stop it, the driver swerved in front of one police car, hit another police car and ended up in the ditch.

Police administered a roadside screening test, which the man passed.

Both the driver and a police officer were taken to hospital with injuries but were later released.

The man has been charged with fleeing from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm and assaulting a police officer.

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