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MIDDLE SACKVILLE: Two youth are facing several criminal offences after attempting to flee from police, striking a moving police vehicle, and narrowly missing another officer late on the evening of May 10.

Halifax District RCMP spokesman Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said at 11 p.m. on May 10, police attempted a traffic stop on Sackville Drive in Middle Sackville. However, the occupants of a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze—reported stolen earlier in the day from a Dartmouth residence—were having none of it.

According to a release from police, the 16-year-old male driver struck a moving police vehicle during one incident when he pulled out and passed the police vehicle.

“In another incident, he drove towards an RCMP member who was out of their vehicle,” said Cpl. Hutchinson. “The member was able to get out of the way before being clipped by the passing car. The member suffered minor injuries and did not require medical attention.”

He said the vehicle was located a short time later after the driver lost control and entered a ditch on Bruce Dr. in Lower Sackville.

Cpl. Hutchinson said HRP K-9 units assisted with the apprehension of the 16-year-old male in nearby woods and a 14-year-old female was located walking down a street.

The 16-year-old male is facing the following charges: assault with a weapon; flight from police; dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; mischief; possession of stolen property; failure to stop at the scene of an accident; and failure to comply with an undertaking.

Meanwhile, the girl is charged with: possession of stolen property; and obstruction.

Both had appearances in Dartmouth Provincial Court on May 11.

The investigation is continuing into the incident, said Cpl. Hutchinson.