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Kamloops RCMP catch hit and run suspect after serious crash

On Friday evening, May 12, 2017, the driver of a white pickup ran two intersections, including 3 Avenue and Lansdowne Street where he collided with a Volkswagen.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Jake Cook
May 15, 2017 - 10:59 AM

KAMLOOPS – Police are recommending a series of charges after a hit and run Friday evening in downtown Kamloops.

RCMP say the driver of a white Ford pickup rear ended a vehicle at the intersection of 3 Avenue and Victoria Street around 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 12. The driver fled the scene by driving through a red light at the intersection, Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says.

Continuing down 3 Avenue he ran a second red light at the intersection of 3 Avenue and Lansdowne Street. A green Volkswagen sedan driving through the intersectin on a green light crashed into the pickup. The man then fled the area by driving the wrong way up Lansdowne Street, jumping the curb onto a sidewalk at one point, and escaping the scene of the two crashes, Shelkie says.

On Friday evening, May 12, 2017, the driver of a white pickup ran two intersections, including 3 Avenue and Lansdowne Street where he collided with a green Volkswagen.
On Friday evening, May 12, 2017, the driver of a white pickup ran two intersections, including 3 Avenue and Lansdowne Street where he collided with a green Volkswagen.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Jake Cook

No injuries were reported from when he rear ended the first vehicle. People in the second vehicle received non life-threatening injuries.

“The driver of the vehicle that he rear ended got a picture of his vehicle,” Shelkie says. “We attended his address. He was arrested and brought back to the detachment.”

At the detachment the man showed signs of being impaired, she says, but refused to give a breath sample.

Shelkie says police are recommending charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, fail to provide a breath sample, hit and run and fail to stop at the scene of an accident. A 45-year-old Kamloops man has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on May 29.


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