Motorist sprays traffic officer with irritant

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NEW GLASGOW – New Glasgow Regional Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance after a motorist sprayed a traffic control person with an irritant on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on Westville Road and Balour Street in New Glasgow’s business district shortly before 2:30 p.m.

The traffic control person was conducting traffic control duties for road construction and wouldn’t allow a vehicle to proceed.

The suspect asked to speak with the 28-year-old male officer and sprayed him in the face with an unknown irritant before fleeing past him.

The officer suffered no major injuries.

The driver was described as a white male in his 50s in a grey Mazda SUV.

If anyone has any information they can contact the New Glasgow Regional Police at (902) 752-1941, or provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers or 1-800-222-8477.

Organizations: New Glasgow Regional Police, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Westville Road, Balour Street, New Glasgow

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