No grounds for charges after RCMP pursuit in Kings County: SiRT

The province's Serious Incident Response Team says there are no grounds for charges against an RCMP officer following a pursuit in Kings County.

In a report released Friday, SiRT said the RCMP received three complaints about a vehicle driving recklessly on July 24, 2016, and alcohol appeared to be a factor.

SiRT says an officer spotted the vehicle travelling at 165 kilometres per hour on Highway 101 near Aylesford.

But when the officer initiated a pursuit, SiRT says the driver continued at high speeds before taking Exit 16 and turning onto Highway 221, at which point the officer ended the pursuit for "safety reasons."

SiRT says the car later left the road in Weston, flipped several times and ejected both occupants, one of whom was seriously hurt.

Investigators found it was reasonable for the officer to travel at high speeds to try and stop the vehicle given "the dangerousness of the car's driving."