Halifax Regional Police responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision in Dartmouth yesterday morning.
On May 25 at 6:35 a.m., police attended a vehicle/pedestrian collision on Farrell Street near Victoria Road. A car on Farrell Street struck a 25-year-old woman in the roadway. She suffered what are believed to be at this time life-threatening-injuries and was transported to hospital.
The 52-year old male driver was taken into custody at 6:43 a.m. and transported to Police Headquarters for questioning. Officers located a quantity of crack cocaine on the man as well as a quantity of cash and drug paraphernalia.
Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that the man and the woman, who are known to each other, had been arguing. The man assaulted the woman then got into his car. The woman approached the car when the man backed up striking her as well as a parked SUV.
Gerald Desmond faces one count each of attempted murder, assault causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm and criminal negligence causing bodily harm. He also faces a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine. Desmond will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.