A 35-year-old Victoria County man has been charged in an incident involving an off-road vehicle that injured two RCMP officers in Perth-Andover.


Billy Joe Tucker of Muniac has been charged with assaulting a police officer with a weapon, failing to remain at the scene of an accident and criminal flight causing bodily harm, according to a statement from Cst. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.

On Saturday, RCMP officers from the Perth-Andover detachment were on patrol and noticed two people on an off-road vehicle in a parking lot on Main Street who were not wearing helmets. When the police officers approached, the driver sped off, hitting a parked car, a police car and the two officers, Rogers-Marsh said. Both officers were taken to hospital with minor injuries and were treated and released.

RCMP said the passenger was questioned on Saturday and later released without charges.

Tucker was arrested on Sunday and appeared in Grand Falls Provincial Court on Monday to face charges. He has been released on conditions and is expected to appear in court again on May 26 at 9:30 a.m.