Crofton man charged after woman nearly run down

A Crofton man accused of trying to run a woman down in a pick-up truck has been charged with three criminal code offences.

Ronald Scott Gaudreault, 27, is charged with criminal harassment, dangerous driving and taking an automobile without the owner’s consent.

The charges stem from a call North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP received on Sunday at about 2:40 a.m.

“A 33-year-old female called 911 to report that she was hiding in bushes near Cowichan Bay Road in Duncan after a male in a pick-up had attempted to run her down,” a police statement reads.

“The female went on to say that the pick-up had become stuck and the driver had exited the vehicle and was trying to find her.”

Police arrived on the scene and found a stuck Dodge pick-up. Soon after, the woman emerged from the bushes and approached the police.

A male, meanwhile, was tracked by RCMP, aided by Police Dog Services, and located hiding nearby in dense bushes.

Gaudreault was arrested at the scene and has been in custody pending a judicial interim release hearing yesterday.

“According to the victim,” police added, “the male is not known to her.”

Police continue to investigate the incident, as well as “possible motive” for the accused.

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