A Dartmouth man has admitted intentionally running into a woman with his vehicle in May 2017.
Gerald Desmond, 54, pleaded guilty Thursday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax to a charge of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
Justice Peter Rosinski scheduled Desmond’s sentencing for Dec. 18.
Five other charges from the incident – attempted murder, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and sexual assault – are expected to be withdrawn at that time.
Desmond was arrested May 25, 2017, at about 6:30 a.m. after a man struck a woman with his vehicle following an argument on Farrell Street in Dartmouth.
The 25-year-old woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The victim’s identity is protected by a publication ban because of the sexual assault charge.
Desmond had elected to be tried by a Supreme Court judge and jury, with his trial set for May, but decided to enter the single guilty plea instead. He remains in custody.