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Reynoldsburg Teacher Placed On Leave Following Alleged Confrontation With Columbus Cop

Nov 30, 2017

Justin McDowell
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A preliminary hearing is scheduled December 6 for a Gahanna man charged with fleeing the scene of a single-vehicle crash and then attacking a police officer.

Authorities say 26-year-old Justin McDowell crashed on State Route 161 at Hamilton Road on November 21, and punched the Columbus officer who pursued him after the accident. McDowell has been placed on leave from his teaching job at Waggoner Road Junior High School in Reynoldsburg.