Public tips assist in arrest of man involved in October head-on collision

RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment has charged a man involved in the collision that occurred in October, 2023, near Miller Lake.

On October 28, at approximately 9:25 a.m., RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment, fire and EHS responded to a report of a head-on collision, involving a blue Toyota Echo and a Jeep Wrangler, on Hwy. 102 near Miller Lake.

Minutes prior to the collision, RCMP officers had received two additional reports involving the same Toyota Echo, which was being operated in a dangerous manner at high rates of speed, on Windmill Rd. and Hwy. 118.

At the scene of the collision, witnesses reported seeing the driver flee from the collision which resulted in two occupants of the Wrangler suffering minor injuries and a third serious injuries.

The investigation continued with the assistance from RCMP Forensic Identification Services, RCMP Digital Forensic Services and multiple tips received from the public.

On January 23, at approximately 6:20 p.m., RCMP officers attended a hotel on Kearney Lake Rd. and safely arrested 35-year-old Nova Scotian.

Stephen Andrew Coleman, 35, has been charged with:

  • Accident Resulting in Bodily Harm
  • Causing Bodily Harm by Criminal Negligence
  • Dangerous Operation Causing Bodily Harm
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

Coleman appeared in court and was remanded into custody. He will return in Halifax Provincial Court on January 30, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.


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