Police arrest man after rollover in stolen taxi cab

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GLACE BAY – A 21-year-old man was arrested after the taxi cab he allegedly stole was involved in a rollover.

Cape Breton Regional Police said in a release a taxi was reported stolen from Bud’s Taxi at 6 a.m. on Catherine Street in Glace Bay.

Police later saw a person driving the taxi an hour later on King Edward Street and attempted to pull the vehicle over.

The man continued driving, turning on to Argyle Street when the taxi rolled over.

Regional police spokeswoman Desiree Vassallo said there was no police pursuit involved in the incident.

“The (police) lights were turned on and by the time the police vehicle had turned around in order to stop the vehicle the rollover had already happened,” she said.

The man was transported by ambulance to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital as a precaution, but was back in police custody by 9 a.m.

Charges are pending against the man as the forensic identification and traffic safety units continue to investigate.

Organizations: Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Geographic location: GLACE BAY, Catherine Street, King Edward Street Argyle Street

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