Driver facing multiple charges after leaving child in car and fleeing from police

Lower Sackville , Nova Scotia – A 31-year-old man from Halifax is facing multiple charges after fleeing from police and leaving his sleeping child alone in his car.


Shortly after 8 p.m. last evening, Halifax District RCMP conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Nissan Altima on Raymond Dr. in Lower Sackville. The initial investigation determined that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license and the car was not registered. As the officer was conducting further checks on the vehicle, the man left the scene on foot and entered a nearby home. He then ran out the back door of the home and away from the area. His 5-year-old son was left sleeping in the back seat of his car.

The man was located a short distance later with the assistance of the Halifax Regional Police K-9.

As a result, a 31-year-old man from Halifax has been charged with the following offences under the Motor Vehicle Act:

  • Operating a Motor Vehicle with a revoked license
  • Operating an Unregistered Vehicle
  • Displaying Cancelled Number Plate
  • No Liability Insurance

He is also facing the following charges under the Criminal Code:

  • Unlawfully in a Dwelling House
  • Obstructing a Peace Officer

He was released on a Promise to Appear for Dartmouth Provincial Court on October 18, 2017.

Halifax District RCMP