Nova Scotia

Man charged in terrifying Highway 101 incident to undergo psychiatric exam

A Windsor, N.S., man charged with more than a dozen offences involving stolen vehicles and a high-speed trip travelling the wrong way on Highway 101 has been ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric examination.

Windsor, N.S., man faces multiple charges after truck crashed into Lower Sackville gas station

A Windsor, N.S., man faces multiple charges in a series of events that left two injured after he allegedly drove a car the wrong way on Highway 101 and eventually crashed a truck into this Lower Sackville, N.S., gas station. (Robert Short/CBC)

A Windsor, N.S., man charged with more than a dozen offences involving stolen vehicles and a high-speed trip travelling the wrong way on Highway 101 has been ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric examination.

David Raymond Farrell, 38, is also alleged to have threatened a man with a machete, stolen a truck, run away from police and crashed through a store at a Lower Sackville gas station, injuring two people. The events took place Jan. 31.

The man appeared briefly in Dartmouth provincial court Thursday and was remanded to the East Coast Forensic Hospital in Dartmouth to determine if he understands the charges against him and is fit to stand trial.

David Raymond Farrell is shown being led into Dartmouth provincial court Thursday. (Paul Palmeter/CBC)

He is scheduled to return to court March 8.

The charges against Farrell include dangerous operation of a vehicle, robbery with violence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, mischief endangering life, assault of a peace officer with a weapon and operation of a vehicle while impaired causing bodily harm.