Shelburne man facing impaired driving, assault charges after ATV collision


A man from Shelburne is facing six charges after a single vehicle ATV crash in Shelburne County earlier this month.

Officers responded to a 911 call for an unknown emergency in the area of Jordan Ferry.

Police say when they arrived, they discovered an intoxicated man who had been involved in a single vehicle collision on an ATV.

RCMP say the arresting officer was assaulted twice while placing the man under arrest.

A release states the man was taken for medical treatment, then for a breath test at the detachment where he threatened to further assault the officer and was lodged in cells for the night.

53-year-old David Walter Hill is being charged with impaired operation of a conveyance, operating a conveyance with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg%, uttering threats, two counts of assaulting a peace officer and resisting arrest.

Police say Hill is also charged with several offences under the Off Highway Vehicle Act and Liquor Control Act and had the ATV seized.

He was later released and is due in court on September 19.

The RCMP officer was not injured as a result of the assaults.