Ordered to undergo an assessment
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.