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Man alleged to have hit paper carrier stays in jail

Nathan Fahl will appear before the courts Thursday for allegedly running over a newspaper delivery person in Rutland last week.
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December 12, 2013 - 4:03 PM

KELOWNA - The man accused of hitting with his car and seriously injuring a newspaper delivery man while evading a roadblock in Rutland last Friday morning found himself back in Kelowna Provincial Court on Thursday. 

Nathan Daniel Fahl, 24, has been charged with dangerous and impaired driving causing bodily harm, failing to stop at an accident and carrying or threatening to use a weapon. He is due back in court Thursday. Global Okanagan says the charges are in relation to Friday's hit and run.

This is not the first time Fahl has faced serious driving charges. He has an extensive history in B.C. courts including a 2012 conviction for dangerous operation of motor vehicle, driving with a suspended licence in 2011 and several other charges over the last four years.

Steve Kania, 41, was seriously injured when he was hit by an Eagle Talon. The Talon then hit a fire hydrant and came to rest. Kania is in Vancouver for surgery on his back.

Three people were arrested, including a 24-year-old Lake Country man, a 34-year-old Kamloops man and a 26-year-old Kelowna woman were taken into custody, however only Nathan Fahl was held for Court.

According to the RCMP, the full list of charges he faces includes dangerous driving causing bodily harm, impaired driving causing bodily harm, failure to stop at accident with vehicle, flight causing bodily harm, assaulting a peace officer with a weapon and operating a motor vehicle while disqualified.

He remains in custody and will be back in court on Jan. 6, 2014.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at, call 250-718-0428 or tweet @AdamProskiw.

- This story was updated on Dec. 12 with new information provided by the Kelowna RCMP.

- This story was corrected Dec. 12. Mr. Fahl has not yet had a bail hearing scheduled and the number of suspects arrested at the scene has been updated from two to three.

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