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Hit-and-run driver sniffed out by Kelowna RCMP dog squad

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October 10, 2017 - 3:45 PM

KELOWNA - It took a police dog to make a Kelowna man face up to his actions after a hit-and-run Saturday night.

Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said in a press release officers from the municipal traffic section were called to a collision on Springfield Road at Gordon Drive between a black Chevy Avalanche and a grey Saturn sedan at approximately 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, only to find the driver of the Avalanche had taken off.

O’Donaghey alleges the westbound Avalanche blew a red light and hit the Saturn which was heading south on Gordon Drive before driving away. A witness to the collision followed the Avalanche and reported its location to RCMP.

Police set up a containment area around the Avalanche and brought in the canine unit which quickly located the man.

The four occupants of the Saturn were treated by B.C. Ambulance for non-life threatening injuries while a 32-year-old Kelowna man is facing potential charges under the Criminal Code and the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act, O'Donaghey said.

The man is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 18, 2018.


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