Hanover Police Police Press Releases WFP

Anonymous Violent Criminal Punches Officer In Face Then Released In Hanover #NameNames #CowardCops

On April 16th, 2024, at approximately 11:30 p.m. the Hanover Police Service responded to a report of a suspected impaired driver on 10th Street in the Town of Hanover.  Officers on patrol located the vehicle in a drive thru of a restaurant and initiated a traffic stop.

The driver, a 24-year-old Hanover man refused to provide a sample of his breath for analysis, resisted arrest and struck an officer in the face while attempting to flee the scene on foot.  The suspect was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

Officers seized a small quantity of methamphetamine along with open alcohol from the vehicle.  Further investigation determined the suspect was prohibited from driving under the Criminal Code for a previous impaired driving conviction in 2022 and suspended from driving under the Highway Traffic Act.

The suspect was lodged in police cells and later released when he sobered, facing the following charges.

  1. Possession of a Schedule 1 Substance – Methamphetamine
  2. Fail or Refusal to Comply with Demand
  3. Resist Peace Officer
  4. Operation while Prohibited x 2
  5. Obstruct Peace Officer
  6. Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest
  7. Fail to Surrender Insurance Card
  8. Drive Motor Vehicle, Fail to Display Two Plates
  9. Having Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle – Open Liquor
  10. Driving While Under Suspension