Police-Court

Man faces assault and dangerous driving charges following collision

News release

Just before 1 p.m. yesterday Kingston District RCMP were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Central Avenue in Greenwood.

A vehicle had stopped suddenly on the roadway and the vehicle behind swerved to avoid a collision, colliding with a third vehicle. The drivers of the first two vehicles, who are known to each other, got into an altercation. People nearby separated the two men until police arrived. Both men were assessed and released at the scene by EHS.

The driver of the stopped vehicle, a 28-year-old man from Wilmot, is facing charges of Dangerous Driving and Assault. He was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on May 21 at 9:30 a.m.

While attending this incident, members observed a male driver of a passing vehicle recording the scene with his cell phone. A Summary Offence Ticket was issued to the driver for using a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle on the highway. In Nova Scotia, the fine for using a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle is $237.50. If convicted, four points are added to the driver's license.

File # 2019-302728 (MVA), 2019-303114 (cellphone ticket)