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Kings District RCMP investigates an Assault on a police officer

January 19, 2024, New Minas, Nova Scotia… Kings District RCMP is investigating an Assault on a police officer that occurred in New Minas.

On January 18, at 1:53 a.m., a Kings District RCMP officer observed a blue 2010 Hyundai Tucson being driven erratically on Highbury Rd. and conducted a traffic stop. 

During the traffic stop, to verify level of impairment, the officer demanded the male driver exit the vehicle to provide breath samples into an approved screening device. The driver refused and fled the scene, driving over the officer’s foot.

The officer attempted to complete another traffic stop with the vehicle but the driver refused to stop. The suspect’s vehicle appeared to have mechanical issues and came to a stop on the exit 12 ramp. The suspect fled on foot.

A search of the area was conducted by Kings District RCMP, with the assistance from RCMP Police Dog Services, but the search was unsuccessful.

The suspect’s vehicle was towed to the New Minas RCMP Detachment where it will ne examined by the RCMP Forensic Identification Services.

The officer was injured and treated at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The officer has since been released from hospital.

The suspect is still at large.

Anyone with information or who can identify the suspect is asked to contact the Kings District RCMP at 902-679-5555. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at, or use the P3 Tips App.

Note: Attached are photos of the suspect.

File #: 2024-74290 refers.