A 30-year-old man is facing several charges after a crash in Westphal earlier this week.
RCMP were called to Brookside Ave. just before 6 p.m. Monday after a vehicle hit a parked car.
A responding officer noticed signs of impairment, but while trying to handcuff the suspect, police say he was able to get away by running off into the woods.
On Tuesday, police were told that a vehicle has been stolen from Ross Rd. in Westphal. It was later found in Dartmouth.
The owner told police he had left his credit card in the car and it had been used to buy items at multiple locations throughout Cole Harbour and Dartmouth.
Police believe the stolen card was used by the same driver who had escaped arrest after the Monday crash.
A suspect was soon arrested.
David Andrew Haislip, 30, was scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court yesterday charged with:
- Impaired operation of a conveyance
- Escaping lawful custody
- Failing to stop at an accident
- Failing to attend court
- Possession of property obtained by crime greater than $5,000
- Five counts of fraud by credit card under $5,000
- Theft under $5,000