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Woman charged with impaired driving after collision involving Dartmouth police vehicle

Halifax Regional Police attend a crime scene in north end Halifax on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

A 40-year-old woman from Dartmouth will be facing a charge of refusal to comply with a blood demand after a collision involving a police vehicle. Halifax Regional Police (HRP) say the suspect showed signs of impairment.

Police said that at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Sunday, a member of the HRP in a marked police vehicle was assisting a motorist on Highway 111 near the Victoria Road extension in Dartmouth.

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“The officer was stopped behind a vehicle that had broken down and had the vehicle emergency lights activated,” police said in a press release.

According to authorities, a second vehicle, driving in the same direction failed to move around the police vehicle and collided with the police vehicle causing significant damage to the police car.

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“The police officer and driver of the second vehicle were both taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released from the hospital,” said HRP.

The suspect will appear in Dartmouth provincial court at a later date, police said.