WATCH: Different person charged in Kelowna police pursuit crash
It seems rcmp got it wrong when charges were first laid in a police pursuit crash that critically injured a Kelowna man.
Paper carrier Steve Kania, 41, was mowed down in December by a car that had just blown through a roadblock.
Police believed Nathan Fahl was driving the car and he was charged with six offenses.
Afterwards, a man who was also in the vehicle contacted Global Okanagan News to say the wrong person was charged.
“One of my best friends is in jail for something he didn’t do,” said Don Brodie, who later admitted in letters to police and Global News he was behind the wheel that night.
Brodie implored police to charge him instead of Fahl.
“What (sic) up you stupid goofs are you gonna charge me with that Dec 6 2013 high speed chase or what? Or are you gonna let me get away with it?”, Brodie wrote.
Now the charges against Fahl have been dropped and Brodie has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and five other offenses.
He’s being held in custody and returns to court Thursday for a possible bail hearing.
Two others have also been charged in the case.
Dillon Robert Sams and Lisa Roseanne Carlisle are accused of willfully resisting or obstructing a police officer.