Colwood man drives into pedestrians on sidewalk

Victoria police charged a Colwood man with vehicular assault after he drove down another man on a downtown sidewalk last Saturday.

Police say the 27-year-old driver got into an altercation with a group of 10 to 15 men from the Lower Mainland visiting Victoria for a stag party, at about 3 a.m. on June 4.

Near the intersection of Douglas and Johnson streets, witnesses say he revved his car and drove onto the sidewalk, plowing into the group.

The car hit a 24-year-old man from Cloverdale in the leg, who rolled on and off the hood. He was taken to hospital in a great deal of pain, police say.

The driver fled the scene, but was stopped at the light at View and Vancouver Streets, and arrested. He is charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon and has a promise to appear in court on July 14.

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