Antigonish RCMP say a man faces several charges in relation to an ATV theft that eventually led to a traffic collision and delays.
They say they received a report of a theft of an ATV side-by-side in Monk’s Head Rd. at roughly 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say the ATV was later spotted along Hwy. 104 near Riverside International Speedway in James River, but the driver fled when officers tried to pull him over.
They say the ATV was found flipped over in the highway’s eastbound lanes in Beaver Meadow; an officer tried to use his vehicle to block that lane of traffic, but an approaching driver couldn’t stop in time, and there was a collision with minor damage to both vehicles, but no injuries.
RCMP say a police dog tracked the suspect for more than an hour in the area; he was eventually arrested without further incident.
They say an Amherst man, 22, faces charges of possession of stolen property over $5000, evading police, prohibited driving and a breach; he’s expected in Antigonish Provincial Court Tuesday afternoon.