Man facing charges after allegedly ramming police car in East Hants


A Digby County man is facing charges after allegedly ramming a police car in East Hants.

The RCMP say they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in South Rawdon on September 11, around 8:30 pm.

A truck had been seen driving up and down a driveway off Cross 3 Rd while the driver was screaming out the window.

When police tried to pull the truck over, the driver tried to flee.

Another RCMP officer intercepted the truck and police say the driver rammed the police car with his truck.

RCMP say the driver had to be physically removed from the truck when he was arrested.

Twenty-eight-year-old Cody Andrew Prudhomme of Barton, who was wanted on a province-wide arrest warrant, has been charged with assault with a weapon, assaulting a peace officer, flight from police, impaired operation of a conveyance, resisting arrest, mischief and three counts of failure to comply with conditions of a release order. 

Prudhomme has been remanded into custody and will appear in Digby Provincial Court on September 19, 2023.

The investigation in East Hants remains ongoing and further charges are anticipated.