Halifax Regional Police charged a man with assault after he spit on a woman as the result of a driving dispute in Bedford last night.
At approximately 9 p.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Bedford Highway to a report of an assault in progress. An 18-year-old male driver and 47-year-old female passenger were driving outbound on Highway 102 when they noticed a vehicle driving dangerously. As the complainant exited off Highway 102 onto the Hammonds Plains Road, the suspect vehicle swerved across two lanes of traffic and cut in front of the complainant’s vehicle on the exit ramp. The complainants lost sight of the vehicle for a short period of time. While waiting at a red light at the intersection of Hammonds Plains Road and Bedford Highway, the complainants noticed the suspect had parked and exited his vehicle. As he was approaching the passenger side of their vehicle, he began yelling obscenities at the complainants and then spit in the female passenger’s face.
The complainants provided police with the vehicle description, including the license plate. Officers located the suspect at his residence on Bedford Hills Road where he was arrested without incident. A 32-year-old man was charged with assault and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.