Man facing seven charges in connection with Sydney police chase
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.