Date: Friday, December 15, 2023 

File: 23-45044 

Victoria, BC – Charges have been laid against a driver who accelerated toward a demonstrator during a demonstration at the BC Legislature on December 3. 

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Sunday December 3, a man was arrested after he drove his vehicle onto the sidewalk in the 600-block of Menzies Street, nearly striking a demonstrator. The man was arrested by on-site VicPD Public Safety Unit officers. This incident was previously reported by VicPD on December 4. 

Yesterday charges were sworn against the driver for one count of Assault with a Weapon and one count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The man was arrested by VicPD officers and is currently in custody. 

This matter is now before the courts, and further information cannot be provided at this time. 


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