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      Case against man accused of hit and run injuring Mason County teacher moves forward

      The case against Brian Blackburn, the man accused of the hit and run that hospitalized a Mason County teacher, is moving forward.

      The case against Brian Blackburn, the man accused of the hit and run that hospitalized a Mason County teacher, is moving forward.

      In court Wednesday, Blackburn waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

      His case will now move to the 51st Circuit Court where he will be arraigned on June 10.

      Blackburn is accused of hitting 50-year-old Scott Dumas with his car at the Shop and Save parking lot in Pere Marquette Township then driving away. He was charged with operating while intoxicated causing serious injury, failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment, possession of marijuana, operating while intoxicated second offense and two counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing.

      Dumas, a Mason County Central teacher, was seriously injured and was hospitalized in Grand Rapids for several weeks. He has since been discharged and is at home but continuing outpatient therapy at Mary Free Bed in Grand Rapids.