Police still seeking leads in Operation Christmas hit-and-run - Metro US

Police still seeking leads in Operation Christmas hit-and-run

Halifax Regional Police are still looking for three suspects after a hit-and-run over the weekend sent two officers to hospital.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle alleged to be involved in the incident. Police also released a description of the driver yesterday- a male between 20 and 25 with close cut brown hair and a young-looking face.

Police say the officers were making a regular stop at an impaired driving checkpoint at around 3 a.m. on Sunday as a part of Operation Christmas, a program launched several years ago to cut down the number of impaired drivers on the road during the holiday season, Staff Sgt. Brenda Zima told Metro on Sunday.

“The officers approached and attempted to engage the driver in conversation and the vehicle immediately took off,” Zima said. “It was a very dangerous situation.”

Police say the two officers, one of whom was dragged along the ground a short way, were not able to pursue the vehicle or take down the license plate as the driver fled the scene. The officers were sent to hospital and later released.

Police described the vehicle as a late 1990s-2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee – a two-toned model with light grey on top and dark grey on the bottom. There should be scratches on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

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