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Kelowna RCMP on the look out for dangerous driver

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October 20, 2016 - 2:13 PM

KELOWNA – Police are trying to identify the driver who got away from officers following a dangerous driving incident in downtown Kelowna last night.

RCMP say an officer spotted a car being driven erratically downtown at around 11:24 p.m., Oct. 19.

The driver of a silver Chrysler 300 was “failing to obey traffic control devices” and was driving on the wrong side of the road, according to a RCMP media release.

“For reasons of public safety, the officer did not pursue the suspect vehicle as it suddenly took off at a high rate of speed,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in the release.

Minutes later, the Chrysler 300 was spotted in the 1400 block of Richter Street. It had crashed, and the driver took off leaving one of their tires behind.

“The suspect vehicle didn’t make it far on three wheels and was located abandoned on Fuller Avenue east of Richter Street,” O’Donaghey says. The driver got away.

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

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