**Updated** N.S. man faces charges in carjacking with machete, high-speed chase and crash

**Updated at 4:16 p.m.**

A near cinematic chain of events involving a carjacking with a machete, a high-speed police chase and a dangerous crash that left two people injured has landed a Nova Scotia man in jail facing multiple charges.

Halifax District RCMP say 38-year-old David Raymond Farrell will be appearing in Dartmouth Provincial today to face 18 charges, including robbery with violence, dangerous operation of a vehicle, and mischief endangering life.

Police say the series of events allegedly started during the afternoon rush hour Thursday on Highway 101.

They say they received numerous 911 calls about a vehicle travelling eastbound in the westbound lane, forcing oncoming vehicles off the road near Ellershouse.

The Mounties say what followed next involved a collision, the theft of a vehicle by a suspect wielding a large knife, a high-speed chase the wrong way down a provincial highway, and a crash into a gas station.

Two people inside the service station sustained non life-threatening injuries and were transported to hospital by ambulance, while the driver was uninjured.