SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — A P.E.I. police chase ended in an easy arrest — and likely some embarrassment — when the fleeing man's vehicle broke down.
Summerside police Cpl. Jennifer Driscoll says the motorist sped away when an officer attempted to pull him over for a traffic stop at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.
She says the officer tailed him with lights and siren, but decided to end the chase for safety reasons as the driver sped up.
Then the officer was surprised to see the vehicle slow down and pull over to the side of the road.
Driscoll says the vehicle had broken down.
A 20-year-old man from West Prince, P.E.I., was arrested for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police.
"I do not recall this particular scenario happening before, but I have encountered fleeing drivers who have started to run from police, and then simply changed their mind and stopped," Driscoll said Tuesday.
The Canadian Press