A Canadian driver who stopped at a tollbooth on her way to work was stunned when the officer in charge leaned into her car and kissed her on the lips, a court has heard.
Dean Alison Porter, 66, was working on the A. Murray MacKay Bridge in Nova Scotia when the woman, whose identity has been protected, approached to pay a toll on March 8, 2011.
The woman told Dartmouth Provincial Court on Monday that Mr Porter had been standing on a concrete island at the booth and she stopped her car thinking he might step in front of it.
She alleged Mr Porter then leaned into her car window and kissed her on the lips.
But a lawyer for Mr Porter told the court that his client had lost his balance and fallen into the car, causing his lips to briefly touch the woman's.
The driver, who was one her way to work at Hailfax Stanfield International Airport, rejected this version of events,The Chronicle Herald reports.
"No, he didn't stumble," she said, adding that she was "really stunned" by the encounter.
"All I was thinking, I have to get out of here. I have to get out of here," she said.
The incident reportedly lasted less than 30 seconds.
Mr Porter has been charged with sexual assault.
The trial continues.
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Author: Sylvia Varnham O'Regan, Approving editor: Mark Worley