POLITICS

Man charged after alleged hit-and-run at Nova Scotia provincial park

06/15/2013 11:41 EDT | Updated 08/15/2013 05:12 EDT
OAKFIELD, NOVA SCOTIA, - A Nova Scotia man is facing charges including impaired driving after an alleged hit-and-run on Friday evening.

RCMP say a Department of Natural Resources truck with its emergency equipment activated pulled over on Oakfield Park Road around 10:20 p.m. to check on a parked car at Oakfield Provincial Park near Halifax.

Police say the car, a Pontiac Sunfire with several people inside, drove off and hit the back of the truck.

No one was injured, but the truck was slightly damaged and the rear window of the car was smashed out.

The truck tried to follow the car but was unable to catch it as it drove towards Fall River on Highway 2.

The Mounties later stopped the car at a checkpoint at the Cobequid and Old Cobequid roads intersection around 10:50 p.m.

An 18-year-old man from Fletchers Lake is facing a number of charges including impaired driving, dangerous driving and flight from police.