Man fac­ing seven charges in con­nec­tion with Syd­ney po­lice chase

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

A 34-year-old Syd­ney man is fac­ing a long list of charges in con­nec­tion with a po­lice chase that left a trail of car­nage in its wake.

James Dar­ren Clarke ap­peared in pro­vin­cial court Thurs­day when seven charges were read against the man al­leged to be the driver of a car that led Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Po­lice units on a lengthy chase early Wed­nes­day that ended when the Kia Sportage smashed into a house on Davenport Road.

Clarke is charged with flight from po­lice, dan­ger­ous op­er­a­tion of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, three counts of mis­chief and two breaches of pro­ba­tion.

A sec­ond male who was ar­rested at the scene was re­leased with­out charges.

The pur­suit be­gan near Open Hearth Park and by the time it ended had re­sulted in dam­ages to a road sign, four parked ve­hi­cles and the front of the house.

The driver and pas­sen­ger of the Sportage were both treated for mi­nor in­juries.

The po­lice are con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate and say more charges are pend­ing.

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