**** RCMP Media Release
Halifax District RCMP has charged a 44-year-old man from Glace Bay with assault with a weapon and dangerous driving following a recent incident in Goffs.
At 12:25 a.m. on August 30, Halifax District RCMP were called to assist Halifax Regional Police (HRP) with an erratic driver on Bell Blvd. An HRP officer was attempting to approach a suspicious parked vehicle when it fled at a high rate of speed. The vehicle then returned and drove directly toward the officer who was standing in a well-lit crosswalk signalling the driver to stop. The officer jumped out of the way to avoid the vehicle and was not injured. The driver then parked nearby and police apprehended and arrested him without further incident.
A Roadside Screening Device was administered as the driver showed signs of impairment. The test resulted in a warning and the driver was issued a 15-day driving suspension.
Wade Christopher MacSween was remanded and appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court on September 1. He has been charged with Assaulting a Peace Officer with a Weapon, Dangerous Driving x 2 and Failing to Comply with a Court Order x 2. He was remanded and will be back in court today.