Dangerous driver arrested after fleeing from police twice
A 33-year-old man from Yarmouth County is in custody after he fled from police twice on Friday.
Yarmouth Rural RCMP responded to a complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 3 near the Yarmouth Airport around 4:20 p.m.
Police say the complainant reported the other driver passed on a double solid line, nearly forcing him and two other vehicles off the road.
RCMP say they located the suspect vehicle, a red SUV, on Highway 3 near the detachment and a traffic stop was attempted, but the driver failed to stop and sped away.
Police spotted the vehicle turning into Robinson Road and again attempted to stop it and the truck sped away a second time, this time heading back towards Highway 3, turning left in a dangerous manner towards Chebogue.
RCMP say a short time later dispatch advised they had report of a red SUV off the road near the intersection of Wyman Road and Chebogue Road.
Police say an RCMP Dog Team was in the area and the driver was located and arrested with the assistance of detachment members.
RCMP say Keith Arthur Siscoe is charged with four Criminal Code offences:
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Impaired Driving by Alcohol
- Flight From Police (2 counts)
- Resisting Arrest
He is also charged with two Motor Vehicle Offences:
- Driving While License Revoked
- Operating an Unregistered Vehicle
Police say Siscoe will remain in custody until a court appearance in Yarmouth on Monday.
RCMP say their investigation is ongoing and further charges may be laid.