Halifax police asked the province’s Serious Incident Response Team to look into an incident where a woman said to be driving a stolen car hit an RCMP patrol vehicle in Burnside during a police pursuit.
Halifax Regional Police say they received a report that a car stolen from the Windsor area last Thursday had been spotted on Highway 111 headed towards Dartmouth just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
Several officers with HRP and Halifax RCMP responded to the area and found the stolen car at Windmill and Wyse roads. According to police, the female driver did not stop for officers and continued driving north on Windmill at a what they called a “slow rate of speed.”
Police said the pursuit was called off at Princess Margaret Boulevard after the woman hit a parked RCMP car.
The driver continued down the road, and lost control of the car at Killkee Gate where she collided with a power pole head-on.
The woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries and police say charges are pending.
Later in the afternoon, Halifax Police tweeted that "SiRT will not be investigating the crash in Dartmouth this afternoon. Woman still in hospital for minor injuries and charges are pending."