Salmon Arm police find driver who ran away from crash

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SALMON ARM - RCMP were successful in their efforts to track down the driver of a single vehicle crash in the Shuswap on Wednesday who fled the scene on foot.

Salmon Arm RCMP say police and emergency crews were called to a crash on Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road near Harold Provincial Park at 2 p.m. July 26.

A southbound compact car veered off the the road, coming to a rest upside down and suspended in trees below the roadway, according to an RCMP media release.

The man behind the wheel managed to get out of vehicle and drop to the ground, but he ran away before police arrived.

RCMP says Shuswap Search and Rescue high angle rescue team was called and they checked the vehicle to make sure no one else was inside. It was empty.

Meanwhile, a police dog searched for the driver who was located later by police bruised but otherwise uninjured.

Police have determined the driver to be the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the incident.

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