Man charged with injuring local teacher to appear in court Tuesday

July 14, 2014
Brian Blackburn

Brian Blackburn

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. 

LUDINGTON — The man who is accused of a striking down a local teacher/businessman in a grocery store parking lot with his car and then fleeing the scene, will appear in court Tuesday. On April 16, 50-year-old Amber Township resident Scott Dumas was walking through the Shop-N-Save parking lot when he was hit by a car. Within the hour, police arrested 24-year-old Brian Keith Blackburn, 24, of 603 N. Delia St.,

Blackburn is scheduled to appear in front of Judge Richard Cooper in 51st Circuit Court at 3 p.m.

Blackburn has been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious injury, a 5-year-maximum felony; failure to stop at a scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment, a 5-year maximum felony; two counts of assault/resisting/obstructing a police officer, 2-year maximum felonies; possession of marijuana, 1 year maximum misdemeanor; operating a vehicle while intoxicated, second offense, 1 year maximum misdemeanor. He is being held at the Mason County Jail with a $50,000 bond.

Since the incident, Dumas — a teacher at Mason County Central Middle School— has been on a long road to recovery. He has had several surgeries and has been home the past few months. His major complaint, he says, is he has lost hearing in his left ear.



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