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Warrant issued for Kelowna man involved in 2013 hit and run

A warrant has been issued for Kelowna resident Nathan Fahl.
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May 05, 2016 - 8:25 AM

KELOWNA - A province-wide warrant has been issued for a Kelowna man who was involved in the hit and run of a paper carrier three years ago.

Nathan Fahl, 27, was in a vehicle with two other people on Dec. 6, 2013, when they allegedly tried to avoid a police road check on Springfield Road after leaving a house party in Rutland.

During the ensuing pursuit a fire hydrant was damaged and 41-year-old newspaper carrier Steve Kania was seriously injured.

Fahl was originally charged with six offences, including dangerous and impaired driving causing bodily harm, failing to stop at an accident and carrying or threatening to use a weapon, but charges were stayed when one of his passengers, Donald Brodie, claimed he was the driver.

It is not clear yet if the warrant is related to the 2013 event. He is wanted for two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, two counts of driving while disqualified, one count of breach and one count of failure to appear.

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.

He has been sentenced to jail at least four times previously.

According to a Crime Stoppers release, Fahl is 5’10” tall and 126 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. If you see him, do not approach him. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, go to www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: ktown.

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