A suspect arrested following a hit-and-run in Port Hawkesbury has pleaded not guilty.
RCMP say officers were called to a hit-and-run in the parking lot of the Causeway Shopping Centre in December.
They say a 26-year-old Port Hawkesbury man, who was treated by paramedics at the scene, suffered minor injuries.
Police say the driver fled, but they later arrested Forest Douglas Baker, 21, of Port Hawkesbury.
Baker, who was released from custody on strict conditions shortly after his arrest, faces five charges- dangerous driving causing bodily harm, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, failing to remain at the scene and impaired driving.
He had an election-and-plea hearing in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court Monday; he entered not guilty pleas.
He’s scheduled to stand trial Sept. 10; a pre-trial conference is set for June 18.