Man facing charges after Duncan hit and run

A series of events at the intersection of Ingram and Craig streets in downtown Duncan last Friday afternoon have led to several charges against a Duncan man.

Justin James Dodd, 26, faces charges for assault, failure to remain at the scene of an accident and driving while prohibited.

Dodd is accused of fleeing the scene on foot after rear-ending a pickup truck on Ingram Street around 5:15 p.m. He was arrested about 15 minutes later and taken to cells at the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment. Dodd was driving his girlfriend’s insured Honda Civic at the time, but he did not have a valid licence. The girlfriend had left the vehicle, but was still close enough to the scene to hear the collision.

Police did not elaborate on the nature of the assault, only saying that it occurred just prior to the collision.

Dodd was injured in the collision, and was taken to Cowichan District Hospital for medical attention, as was the 39-year-old driver of the pickup truck, who was treated in hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries. The investigation remains ongoing.

Police also attended a singlevehicle collision on Henry Road in Chemainus just before 1 a.m. on Saturday. The sole occupant of the vehicle that went into a ditch was a 19-year-old Duncan man, who sustained injuries to his face. He was taken to hospital. No charges had been laid as of Monday, but the investigation was still ongoing.

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