Charges not recommended in police pursuit that left suspect with broken jaw

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By The Canadian Press

HALIFAX — An independent unit that investigates serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia has determined that no charges should be laid after a high-speed chase and crash that injured a man.

The Serious Incident Response Team says the RCMP officer involved in the chase acted appropriately when he pursued a car that fled from the scene of a police checkpoint in the Halifax area last Dec. 8.

The car was found a short distance away on its roof.

Its driver, a man in his mid-20s, was taken to hospital with a broken jaw.

The Serious Incident Response Team says the driver reported that his car had been struck by the police cruiser just before the crash. But the unit says video footage of the accident shows that the two cars never came into contact.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Halifax

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