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Wanted Dartmouth man accused of driving erratically through Nova Scotia town

Police say the 27-year-old is facing charges including dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and impaired driving.

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A Dartmouth man is accused of driving erratically through a Nova Scotia town and later running away from police.

Bridgewater Police say they tried to stop the vehicle on Tuesday around 11:35 a.m., but the driver sped away and “drove erratically at a high rate of speed,” a statement said.

A short time later, police were called to a collision involving the vehicle and another car on Upper Branch Road in the nearby community of Auburndale.

When officers arrived they saw the suspect fleeing on foot. He was arrested a short time later.

Police say they later learned that the 27-year-old was wanted on an outstanding warrant from Dartmouth.

Besides breaching those conditions, he’s also now facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, refusing to provide a sample and possession of cocaine.

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