Man Assaults Cop at Accident #nltraffic

An RNC Officer was confronted by an an irate male driver at the scene of an accident yesterday in Corner Brook.

The officer was conducting traffic duty at a vehicle collision, the male driver who was not involved in the collision approached an officer and was verbally aggressive toward Police.

The verbal aggression lead to violence and resulted in the male driver allegedly assaulting a police officer.

As a result of the investigation a 54 year old resident of Pinchgut Lake was arrested.

The male is held in custody to appear in Provincial Court later today to answer to charges of Assaulting a Police Officer, Resisting arrest, Obstructing a police officer from carrying out his/her duties, Uttering threats to cause death or harm and breaches of court order.