Duncan man not criminally responsible in Victoria incident

Due to a mental disorder, a Duncan man was found not criminally responsible for ramming his truck into other vehicles and taking police on a low-speed chase through downtown Victoria in June of 2014.

Jason Moody was charged with using his truck as a weapon and dangerous driving after the incident last year. One of the vehicles he hit was a police cruiser.

The truck was also driven toward a group of people outside a Victoria nightclub, but no one was hurt “The Crown didn’t dispute that it was a situation where the appropriate resolution was a finding that he was not criminally responsible,” Crown spokesperson Neil MacKenzie stated.

The British Columbia Review Board will now look over the case. That group makes orders for individuals who have court decisions like Moody’s, in which they are found not criminally responsible in cout or unfit to stand trial due to a mental disorder.

“They have a number of different dispositions that are available to them,” MacKenzie said.

Those options include a stay in B.C.’s Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, or being released into the community under conditions.