**** RCMP Media Release
Man charged with Attempted Murder following single vehicle collision
The RCMP has charged a man with multiple counts of Attempted Murder following an investigation into a single vehicle collision.
On June 7 at approximately 4:45 a.m., Halifax District RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on the 4000 block of Hwy 107 in Porters Lake. Upon arriving on scene, police found a badly damaged vehicle in the ditch on its roof. No one was in the vehicle at the time. Police were concerned for the safety of those who may have been in the vehicle at the time of the collision and began searching the area.
Two adults were found nearby; one was uninjured and another had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by EHS.
An investigation was led by the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and revealed that there were five adults in the vehicle at the time of the collision: a driver, a front seat passenger and three back seat passengers. The front seat passenger threatened the occupants of the vehicle and took hold of the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and flip into the ditch. The driver, front seat passenger and one back seat passenger left the scene following the collision. Two of the back seat passengers stayed relatively close to the scene of the collision, where they were found by police.
On June 26, the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Divisionarrested the front seat passenger without incident. Scott Edward Myers, 24 years old, from West Chezzetcook, has been charged with:
- Four counts of Attempted Murder
- Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Uttering Threats
- Assault Causing Bodily Harm
- Assault with Weapon
- Two counts of Breach of Probation
Myers appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court and was remanded in custody until his next appearance on July 3 at 9:30 a.m.
The investigation is ongoing.