Senior caught on video running down man receives one year driving ban

A New Brunswick senior who pleaded guilty to running down a man with his car in a Saint John parking lot won't be driving for a year.

69-year-old Gene Williams got into an argument with several men in another vehicle in Grand Bay in February.

He then pursued them to a parking lot in Saint John, where cellphone video showed the SUV hitting the victim, who was tossed into the air.

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

Williams was charged with assault with a weapon, dangerous driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.

He was handed a six-month conditional sentence on Monday.

Williams was was also ordered to pay a $200 surcharge and is prohibited from driving for a year.