East Hants District RCMP charge wanted man who rammed police car

September 15, 2023
South Rawdon, Nova Scotia

News release

East Hants District RCMP has charged a wanted man who rammed a police car.

On September 11, 2023, at approximately 8:30 p.m., East Hants District RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Cross 3 Rd. in South Rawdon. RCMP officers learned that a truck had been observed driving up and down a driveway off Cross 3 Rd, while the driving was screaming out the window. An RCMP officer located the truck and attempted a traffic stop, however the driver attempted to flee. Another RCMP officer intercepted the vehicle, and the driver rammed the police car with his truck. RCMP officers placed the man under arrest and had to physically remove him from his truck. No one was injured during the arrest.

Cody Andrew Prudhomme, 28, 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 Failure to Comply with Conditions of a Release Order (3 counts). 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.

File #: 2023-1354374


Contact information

Cpl. Chris Marshall
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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