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Kelowna driver arrested after hitting pedestrian

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July 02, 2020 - 2:48 PM

A Kelowna driver is facing potential charges after hitting a pedestrian while allegedly impaired.

Police responded to a report of a red Ford truck striking a pedestrian around 3 a.m. July 2 on Benvoulin Road near Springfield Road, according to an RCMP release.

The witness notified police and followed the driver when they fled the scene. 

Subsequently, the suspect vehicle was located by an RCMP officer near a residence on Terai Court.

While dealing with the driver, the officer noticed signs of alcohol consumption and the driver was taken to the detachment for a breath test.

Both samples provided exceeded the legal limit. 

The driver, a 20-year-old Lake Country man, was released from custody for a future court date. The vehicle was impounded.

The pedestrian, a 28-year-old Kelowna man, was transported to hospital with unknown injuries.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank the complainant in this matter,” Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in a press release.

“This person was able to safely follow the suspect vehicle and provide invaluable and timely information to our officers, which led to an arrest.”

Witnesses of this incident who have not yet spoken to police are urged to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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