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Charges recommended against driver who fled crash scene

After a tow truck flipped the vehicle over, police searched the back of the Dodge driven by the suspect
March 11, 2015 - 9:08 AM

KAMLOOPS – Charges are being recommended against a driver of a black Dodge SUV after his alleged involvement in two separate incidents, including a crash that sent two people to hospital yesterday, March 10.

Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for the Kamloops RCMP detachment, said the 43-year-old male was involved in a physical altercation with the driver of a blue car near McGill Road around 1:15 p.m. Bush said the suspect damaged the car during the incident. A witness to the event, Patric Dupuis, said he saw the suspect hit the car, smashing the rear window.

After the altercation, Bush said the suspect left the scene and continued down the Summit Connector, colliding with a second blue car – a Chevy – at the intersection of Mission Flats Road and Victoria Street West.

The driver and passenger from the Chevy were both sent to Royal Inland Hospital.

Bush said after the collision the driver of the Dodge abandoned his vehicle, which was flipped on its side, and left the crash scene on foot. He was later located by police near Riverside Auto and transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released.

Police are recommending dangerous driving, assault and mischief charges against the suspect.

The investigation into the series of events remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RCMP at 250-828-3000. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 250-828-3215.

The scene of the accident
The scene of the accident

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