NS man allegedly drives in petrol pump, escapes arrest by service officer – Halifax | The Canadian News

A Nova Scotia man who allegedly drove into a petrol station pump and was arrested by a police officer who was not on duty is now facing several charges.

RCMP said an off-duty officer saw a sports utility vehicle “driving erratically” and “getting stuck in a gas pump” on the evening of January 18 at a gas station on Hammonds Plains Road in Hammonds Plains.

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According to a news release, the officer called 911 and then approached the driver to identify himself as a police officer.

“During his interaction with the police, the man showed signs of disability,” RCMP wrote.

The man, who identifies police as a 35-year-old man from Hammonds Plains, has been arrested. But he was able to somehow get back into his SUV and flee the scene before the other RCMP members showed up.

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“Police conducted patrols in the area but could not locate the vehicle,” RCMP said.

A few days later on January 25, the man handed himself over to the police and was arrested.

The man has meanwhile been released on parole and will appear in court on March 22 on charges of impaired service of a means of transport, dangerous service of a means of transport and obstruction of a peace officer.

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