Man faces slew of charges following collision into Milford home

RCMP badge. (Police photo)

MILFORD: A 38-year-old man has been charged by police with damaging a home after the vehicle he was driving crashed into it in the early morning hours of Aug. 8.

In a release on Aug. 11, RCMP said that at 7:40 a.m. on Aug. 8, East Hants RCMP responded to a report of a single motor vehicle collision. 

“A truck had struck the front of a home in Milford causing property damage and then fled prior to police arrival,” said Cpl. Lisa Croteau, RCMP spokeswoman. “The truck was located a short time later, abandoned, in a school parking lot in Milford.  

“Members searched the area for the suspect and with the help of witnesses, were able to locate him hiding in a wooded area nearby.”

Cpl. Croteau said the suspect, who showed signs of impairment, was arrested without incident. He was transported to Enfield RCMP Detachment but he refused to provide samples of his breath.

Brannon Wayne Hooper, 38, was remanded into custody and appeared in Shubenacadie Provincial Court on August 10.  He is scheduled to appear in Shubenacadie Provincial Court on September 14.  

Hopper is charged with Dangerous Operation; Impaired Operation of a Conveyance (vehicle); Refusal of the Breath Demand; Failure to Stop at Scene of Accident; and two counts of Failing to Comply with Recognizance.

The investigation is ongoing.