Impaired driver arrested after evading police

Posted on July 22, 2013

July 21, 2013, Havre Boucher, Nova Scotia . . . Antigonish RCMP arrested a man for impaired operation of motor vehicle after evading police.

On July 21st, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Antigonish District RCMP received a call of a vehicle on highway 104 driving erratically near Havre Boucher. The vehicle was traveling eastbound and took exit 38 at Havre Boucher. Police located the vehicle and attempted to stop it but the driver refused to stop for police. Based on a risk assessment to the public the pursuit was terminated.

A short time later a second 911 call was received regarding the same vehicle. RCMP intercepted the vehicle and were able to maneuver the car off the road west of Monastery. The driver was arrested for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle without incident.

One RCMP officer sustained minor back injuries during the incident and was transported to St. Martha’s Hospital by ambulance and was later released. Two police vehicles sustained damage as did the suspect’s vehicle.

Ryan Alexander McAloney, 21, from Greenwood, Nova Scotia will be appearing in court this morning on charges of Impaired Driving by Drug, Flight from Police Causing Bodily Harm, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and two counts of Breach of Probation. The investigation is continuing and additional charges may result.

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Contact person:

Sgt. Brian Rehill
Antigonish RCMP
Office: (902) 863-6500


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