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Intoxicated male harasses shopper

Nelson Police had a busy time during the holiday weekend.
Nelson Police were kept busy during the holiday weekend.

Nelson Police have been kept busy this past week.

On Monday, November 11 at 4:40 p.m., an intoxicated male approached a female shopper outside Save-On-Foods, asking for change.

The suspect became belligerent, swore and followed the woman to her car when he did not receive any money. She managed to leave the area safely and then called Nelson Police.

The 51-year-old local man is known to police and was located and arrested for causing a disturbance and public intoxication. He was lodged into cells until sober.

He will appear in court in the New Year to answer to the charges.

q On Tuesday, November 12 at 12:30 p.m., a local male driving downtown was waiting for pedestrians to clear the crosswalk so he could proceed on a green light.

One male pedestrian made a point of lingering in front of the man’s car, so the driver honked his horn as the light was green. The pedestrian then kicked the car, and tried to entice the driver to fight.

A female companion of the pedestrian encouraged him to apologize and move on while the driver called police. The male fled the area as officers responded.

Police believe they know who the male is and are looking to speak with him about this incident.

q Earlier this week, on Sunday, November 10 at 9:54 a.m.,  Nelson Police responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Highway 3A/Lakeview Crescent.

The vehicle had driven over the bank and rolled over at that location. The 26-year-old driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, sustained minor injuries.

Speed and alcohol were a factor.

The driver was issues a 90-day immediate roadside suspension after providing samples of his breath.