Or­dered to un­dergo an as­sess­ment

The Western Star - - Close To Home - DIANE CROCKER/THE WESTERN STAR

Ter­rance Blanchard is seen talk­ing with his lawyer Bob Matthews in pro­vin­cial court in Cor­ner Brook on Mon­day. Af­ter be­ing seen by a doc­tor over the week­end Blanchard is be­ing sent to the Water­ford Hos­pi­tal in St. John’s for a psy­chi­atric as­sess­ment. The Pinchgut Lake man is fac­ing charges of as­sault­ing two po­lice of­fi­cers af­ter he al­legedly be­came irate at the scene of an ac­ci­dent on the north shore of the Bay of Is­lands on July 19. He’s also charged on a sep­a­rate in­for­ma­tion with dan­ger­ous driv­ing on the same day. While the Crown says that it doesn’t think Blanchard’s fit­ness to stand trial is an is­sue, af­ter hear­ing from the doc­tor it does think that crim­i­nal re­spon­si­bil­ity may be. Blanchard will re­turn to court on Aug. 1.

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