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Two arrested after ATV crashes into RCMP SUV

Two Lower Prospect men are facing multiple charges
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Two Lower Prospect men are facing charges after RCMP say an ATV crashed into a police SUV.

Mounties say at around 9 p.m. Tuesday, an RCMP officer spotted a fast-travelling ATV without headlights coming towards their SUV on the Timberlea Village Pkwy.

The officer turned on the SUV's emergency lights, but the ATV sped up.

When the officer started making a U-turn to follow, police say a second ATV -- also without headlights on -- crashed into the SUV, then took off towards Otter Lake Rd.

Both ATVs headed down a wooded trail running parallel to Highway 103, so the officer went down the highway and caught up with the pair as they came out of the woods.

Police say the ATVers headed westbound on the shoulder of the 103's eastbound lanes and the officer followed, with lights and sirens activated.

The ATVs went back down the same wooded trail.

By then, more Mounties arrived, along with a Halifax Regional Police K9 unit, who found the ATVs idling on the trail near the Exit 3 ramp.

Both drivers were arrested and the ATVs were seized.

The 21-year-old and 23-year-old face charges of dangerous operation of a conveyance, flight from a peace officer and other offences under the Motor Vehicle Act.

The 23-year-old is also facing a charge of failing to stop after an accident and he was issued a seven-day driving suspension following a Roadside Screening Device Test. 

Both men have been released from custody and are scheduled to be in Halifax Provincial Court on April 16 at 10 a.m.




Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana & lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for HalifaxToday.ca.
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