Halifax District RCMP has arrested a man after he ran two vehicles off the road on Prospect Rd. in Whites Lake.
On March 26, 2022, at approximately 11:20 a.m., Halifax District RCMP was dispatched to a report of a near head-on collision on Prospect Rd. where a grey Honda Civic had run a blue Volkswagen Jetta off the road. The Civic then fled the area and did not stop.
An RCMP officer was near the location of the incident and arrived within moments of the report. RCMP learned that the Jetta had been travelling northeast on Prospect Rd. when the Civic, which was travelling in the opposite direction, crossed the centre line and nearly struck the Jetta head-on. The driver of the Jetta managed to swerve out of the way, however the Civic did sideswipe the Jetta causing extensive damage. The Jetta ended up leaving the roadway and the Civic fled the scene. Both occupants of the Jetta, a 34-year-old Timberlea woman who was driving, and a 30-year-old Timberlea man who was a passenger, were uninjured.
RCMP determined that the Civic had fled the scene and gone down Shady Vista Rd. The Civic was located abandoned on an ATV trail off of Shady Vista Rd. RCMP seized the Civic and continued to search for the driver of the vehicle.
While investigating this incident, RCMP learned that a second Volkswagen Jetta, similar in colour to the first, had been rammed and run off the road by the same Civic. This collision occurred on Prospect Rd. just before the collision with the other Jetta. The driver and lone occupant of this Jetta, a 22-year-old Terrence Bay woman, was uninjured.
RCMP continued to look for the driver of the Civic and at approximately 1:20 p.m., he was located near a liquor store on Prospect Bay Rd. The 28-year-old Prospect Bay man was safely taken into custody by RCMP. The man had not suffered any injuries as a result of the collisions.
The man was later released on conditions and will be facing charges of Assault with a Weapon, Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance, Operation of a Conveyance While Prohibited and Obstructing a Peace Officer. The man will appear in Halifax Provincial Court on May 19, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.