Fred is driving back home. He is sober, but he is speeding. While driving, he thinks about his last bowling game. Suddenly, Barney crosses the street at an intersection a few blocks from Fred’s house. Fred tries to stop the car, but he runs over Barney. Barney breaks his right leg. Visibly nervous, Fred calls 911 for help. Analyze whether Fred committed the crime of assault. For this case, assume that assault is defined in Canada as follows: “a person commits an assault when without the consent of another person he or she applies force to that other person, directly or indirectly.”
Summary: This question belongs to criminal law and discusses about analyzing the committed the crime of assault based on the events in the given case study.
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