Hit and run driver causes 'extensive damage'

A power pole was sheared off in a hit and run on Friday afternoon, July 24, 2015.
Image Credit: RCMP handout

KAMLOOPS - An afternoon drive following an afternoon drink left a parked car damaged and a large power pole sheared off Friday.

A 45-year-old man had been drinking earlier in the afternoon Friday, July 24, before getting behind the wheel of a heavy duty Chevrolet 4x4 truck with a large bush bumper, according to Staff Sgt. Edward Preto of the Kamloops RCMP.

The bumper sideswiped a parked car in the 900-block of Lorne Street and then sheared off a large power pole, which disrupted power to area residents. No one was in the parked car, which suffered ‘extensive damage.’

The truck was located in the 1000-block of Fraser Street and the driver was located nearby and was arrested for failing to stop at the scene of an accident and dangerous driving.

A parked car was sideswiped Friday afternoon, July 24.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was updated at 10:26 a.m., July 27, 2015, to correct the address of where the truck was located.


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