Man charged with attempted murder following single vehicle collision in Porters Lake

RCMP

Police say they have charged a West Chezzetcook man with multiple counts of attempted murder following an investigation into a single vehicle collision.

Officers responded around 4:45 a.m. on June 7 to report of a single vehicle collision on the 4000 block of Highway 107 in Porters Lake.

RCMP say when they arrived on scene they found a badly damaged vehicle in the ditch on its roof with no one inside.

Police say they found two adults nearby, one of whom had non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

RCMP say their investigation revealed there were originally five occupants of the vehicle, and the front seat passenger threatened the occupants of the vehicle and grabbed the steering wheel causing the vehicle to veer off the roadway and flip over to land in the ditch.

The driver, front seat passenger and one of the others left the area while the two others remained close by where they were found by police.

As a result of the investigation, 24-year-old Scott Edward Myers from West Chezzetcook, who was the front seat passenger, was arrested on June 26.

Police say Myers has been charged with:
- four counts of attempted murder;
- dangerous operation of a motor vehicle;
- uttering threats;
- assault causing bodily harm;
- assault with a weapon;
- mischief;
- two counts of breach of probation;

He appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court and was remanded into custody until his next court appearance on Wednesday.