An arrest has been made following a Jan. 6 incident where a pickup crashed into buildings at Country Club Centre in Nanaimo. (GREG SAKAKI/News Bulletin)

Suspect in Country Club Centre smash-up charged with dangerous driving

Joshua Schaeffer, 38, arrested Tuesday in relation to Monday incident

A 38-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a Monday night incident at Country Club Centre where a pickup truck repeatedly crashed into mall buildings.

Joshua Schaffer is in court today after being taken into custody Tuesday and charged with dangerous driving and mischief.

First responders were on scene at the mall around 7 p.m. Jan. 6 and found that a Dodge Ram had collided with a CIBC bank building, the Urban Barn and two cars. The male driver was taken to hospital and according to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, he was arrested at his residence Jan. 7.

RELATED: Lawyer for Nanaimo mall smash-up driver concerned for client’s mental well-being

RELATED: Possibility of drug impairment after pickup repeatedly crashes at Country Club mall

RELATED: Two men arrested for weekend robbery

The investigation into the incident continues, RCMP said.

More from the News Bulletin on Facebook and Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Protesters in Nanaimo preach peace in Iran

Rally sees gathering at Diana Krall Plaza in downtown Nanaimo

Hat-trick performance helps Clippers prevail on home ice

Liam Ryan scores three, Steven Agriogianis gets overtime winner

Robbie Burns Day recognized with bagpipes and haggis

Nanaimo celebrates life and works of 18th-century poet

Licensed cannabis store opens in Nanaimo’s north end

Mood Cannabis Company’s Metral Drive location opened Jan. 18

Two women struck by vehicle at Nanaimo intersection

One woman taken to hospital with possible broken bones

Hat-trick performance helps Clippers prevail on home ice

Liam Ryan scores three, Steven Agriogianis gets overtime winner

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

VIDEO: Drone footage shows extent of damage in Highway 4 rockslide

Tofino, Ucluelet still cut off from rest of the island, as crews work to repair roadway

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

UBC grad and sister killed in Iran plane crash had bright futures ahead, close friend says

Asadi-Lari siblings Mohammad Hussein and Zeynab were two of 57 Canadians aboard downed Flight PS752

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, highest one

Most Read