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Wrong man charged

Another man has now been charged in a case from last December that saw a pedestrian struck and injured by a vehicle involved in a high speed chase with police.

Nathan Fahl, Donald Brodie and Lisa Carlisle were all inside the car that critically injured paper carrier Steve Kania, when he was struck in the early morning hours of Dec. 6, 2013.

Fahl had originally been charged as the driver and was released on bail earlier this year. The man, in his mid-20’s, then promptly breached his conditions and was remanded yet again.

Both Fahl and Donald Brodie denied being behind the wheel when questioned by officers at the scene, but it's alleged that Brodie later told police that he in fact had been the driver of the car when it struck Kania.

A number of charges including criminal negligence causing bodily harm, flight causing bodily harm, impaired driving causing bodily harm, and two counts of willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer were approved against Brodie on June 5.

Police didn’t have to track Brodie down for the warrant – he was already in custody at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre on an unrelated matter.

When he made a court appearance Tuesday morning, he seemed unaware of the new charges and asked them to be read aloud.

His lawyer was not present and the matter was adjourned until Thursday.

The charges against Fahl have since been dropped.

Carlisle and Dillon Robert Sams have each been charged with willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer, in relation to the incident.

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