RCMP charges driver involved in vehicle-pedestrian collision

May 31, 2024
Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia

News release

RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment has charged a man involved in a vehicle-pedestrian collision that occurred in Beaver Bank.

Yesterday, at approximately 2:55 a.m., RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment, fire and EHS responded to a report of a collision involving pedestrians on Windgate Dr. RCMP officers learned that a gathering was taking place at a home near the 900 block when an altercation took place between several people who were known to each other.

The altercation became physical when a man, involved in the altercation, first attempted to steal one vehicle and then successfully stole a Mazda CX-5. While fleeing the scene the man struck three pedestrians with the vehicle.

The victims, a 23-year-old Beaver Bank man, a 51-year-old Beaver Bank woman and a 32-year-old man from Nova Scotia, all suffered serious injuries and were transported to hospital by EHS.

Later that morning, the CX-5 and the man were located in Sydney by Cape Breton Regional Police. The 21-year-old Middle Sackville man was safely arrested and transported back to the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Clinton Reteff, 21, has been charged with:

  • Assault (two counts)
  • Assault with a Weapon (three counts)
  • Uttering Threats
  • Theft of Motor Vehicle (two counts)
  • Operation Causing Bodily Harm
  • Failure to Comply with a Probation Order
  • Failure to Comply with a Court Order (three counts)

Reteff was held in custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today.

The investigation remains ongoing.

File # 24-71807


Contact information

Cpl. Guillaume Tremblay
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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