A 55-year-old Tatamagouche man was charged in relation to an incident that occurred at the Metro Transit Bus Terminal in Dartmouth earlier today.
At 10:30 a.m., police responded to the Metro Transit Bus Terminal on Wyse Road in relation to a vehicle that reportedly struck two picketers from the transit strike. The driver of the vehicle attempted to access Wyse Road through a bus lane where the men were picketing. The man drove into the picketers with his vehicle and then fled the scene. Officers were able to locate the vehicle not far from the incident. The two picketers, one aged 58 and the other aged 37, sustained minor injuries and declined medical attention.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged for assault with a weaponand will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on March 20 to answer to the charge. A ticket was also issued for failing to remain at the scene of an accident. The matter is still under investigation by police.