Driver arrested after running from police in Enfield

A young man from the Musquodoboit Valley area is facing a number of charges after allegedly running from police in Enfield.

Around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, East Hants District RCMP stopped a vehicle on Highway 2 for a traffic infraction.

As the officer approached the driver's window, the car took off, forcing the officer to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.

The RCMP say the car was located about 20 minutes later, near apartment buildings in Lantz.

One of the two males in the car had run down towards a river behind Preepers Lane and was arrested after climbing out of the river on the other side.

The suspect was searched and police say they seized drugs and drug paraphernalia used to sell drugs.

The 22-year-old Meagher's Grant man has been charged with two counts of flight from a peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and possession of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

He was also served tickets for several Motor Vehicle Act offences: displaying a cancelled number plate, operating a vehicle without registration, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, and driving while licence revoked.

The second suspect was not located and the RCMP are still trying to identify him.