On March 5, at 7:10 p.m., HRP responded to the intersection of Portland Place and Gottingen Street in Halifax in relation to an assault. The victim reported that he was driving his car on Portland Place and came to the stop sign at Gottingen St. He stopped then slowly made his way out and while across the sidewalk his car was smacked by a pedestrian that was mad that he was in the crosswalk. The driver allowed the pedestrian to cross and when he went to pull away, the pedestrian struck his car with a beer bottle. The driver stopped his car and attempted to call police. The pedestrian opened the passenger door to the car and assaulted the driver while trying to prevent the driver from calling police. The driver sustained non-life threatening injuries but required medical attention.
Male pedestrian charged with Assault Causing Bodily Harm and Breach of Probation, he will appear in Halifax Provincial Court later today.