Halifax Regional Police has laid charges against a woman who hit another woman in a Damascus Road parking lot earlier this morning.
At 11:50 a.m., a woman called police after observing two children who were left unattended in a parked vehicle for approximately 20 minutes. While officers were making their way to the area, the owner of the parked vehicle exited a nearby store and was advised that police would be attending and that she would have to remain at the scene. The woman placed items in the trunk of her vehicle and proceeded to get in the driver’s seat and strike the caller in the leg, forcing the woman up onto the engine bonnet. The driver then made a sharp exit from the parking lot, driving towards Highway 102 and the caller fell to the ground but did not suffer injuries.
Based on the vehicle and suspect description, the vehicle and driver, along with the two small children aged 1 and 2, were located by police on Highway 101, near exit 3. The driver, a 25-year-old woman from Newport Station, was arrested without incident and is facing charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and assault with a weapon. She will appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date.
Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to call 902-490-5016.