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Amherst Police charge Springhill man with dangerous driving

Amherst Police Department
Amherst Police Department

AMHERST – A 22-year-old Springhill man has been charged with dangerous driving, evading police and damage to property in relation to an incident which occurred April 27 in Amherst.

Amherst Police initially received a report of a vehicle being damaged while parked at a local lounge.
The suspects fled the scene in a black Ford Focus.
While officers were responding to the initial call another patrol unit observed a vehicle travelling north on Hickman Street, run the stop sign at the intersection of Cornwall Street.
This was the vehicle involved in the initial damaged vehicle complaint, but police were unaware of this at the time. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, however, when the driver realized the police were behind him he accelerated to evade police.
Police did not pursue the vehicle due to the risk to the public, police and the occupants of the vehicle.
Within minutes police began receiving multiple complaints of a vehicle driving dangerously in various parts of town. The description of the vehicle provided by witnesses led police to believe it was likely the same vehicle observed running the stop sign on Hickman Street.
The vehicle was located travelling east on Prince Arthur Street. Police again attempted to have the vehicle stop but when the driver saw the police approaching, he again accelerated to evade police.
The vehicle ran stop signs on Church Street and Havelock Street. Police terminated the pursuit to ensure the safety of the public, vehicle occupants, and police.
A short time later the vehicle was involved in a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident on the Little Forks Road. That accident is being investigated by the Cumberland RCMP.
The driver is scheduled to appear in provincial court on June 19.

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