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Driver hits parking meter, which in turn hits Kelowna business

This image was taken from video surveillance footage which shows the suspect vehicle with its front wheels on the pedestrian sidewalk, while on top of a parking meter and parking sign.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP
June 12, 2017 - 1:32 PM

KELOWNA - Police are trying to track down a driver who hit a parking meter and parking sign, which then ended up smashing into a business in downtown Kelowna.

The incident happened Saturday, June 10, around 4:16 p.m. in the 1500 block of Pandosy Street, RCMP state in a media release.

A witness snapped this photo of the suspect vehicle.
A witness snapped this photo of the suspect vehicle.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP

A witness reported seeing the driver of a blue Jeep Liberty fail to remain at the scene after she crashed her vehicle into a parking meter and a parking sign, which then went smashing through the window of a downtown business.

Police say it is a case of hit and run involving property damage and they want to speak with the driver.

The suspect vehicle was last seen by the witness, who snapped a picture as it turned northbound onto Water Street from Lawrence Avenue.

“Investigators are now releasing images of the suspect vehicle, believed to be a blue Jeep Liberty SUV with an Alberta licence plate attached,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey says. “The vehicle may still be in the Central Okanagan and will likely have damage to the passenger side area of the front bumper.”

If you witnessed this incident, or know the location of the vehicle allegedly involved and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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