N.B. man handed one year driving ban after running down another man in a parking lot

A New Brunswick man has been banned from driving for a year after a man was run down in a Saint John parking lot in February.

69-year-old Gene Williams pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon, dangerous driving, and leaving the scene of an accident, and was handed a six-month conditional sentence Monday.

The incident gained national attention after a video was posted to YouTube.

Williams got into an argument with several men in another vehicle in Grand Bay and followed the vehicle to the parking lot.

His vehicle then turns around and races toward the men, hitting one of them.

The man who was struck was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

(With files from CTV Atlantic)