Police cars damaged, officer injured after chase

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ANTIGONISH (CP) — Two police vehicles were damaged and an officer suffered minor back injuries after police forced a car off the road in northern Nova Scotia.

Police say they started chasing a driver on Sunday at around 11:15 p.m. on Highway 104 after receiving a call that a vehicle was swerving erratically on the busy road.

Officers say the car refused to stop for police and the pursuit was ended in the Havre Boucher area.

A short time later, a second call came in regarding the same vehicle and on this occasion the RCMP were able to intercept the car and force it off the road near the community of Monastery.

The driver was arrested without incident.

The RCMP say an officer sustained a back injury during the incident and was taken to St. Martha’s Hospital by ambulance before being released.

Twenty-one-year-old Ryan Alexander McAloney of Greenwood, N.S., faces charges of impaired driving, flight from police causing harm, dangerous operation of a vehicle and two counts of breach of probation.

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