BREAKING: Hit-and-run suspect faces laundry list of charges
A 27-year-old man is facing a variety of charges after allegedly hitting a pedestrian and her dog while driving drunk, according to Castlegar top cop Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
“On April 5, 2018 at 9:20 p.m, Castlegar RCMP responded to a complaint of a hit-and-run where a female pedestrian and her dog were struck by a truck and the driver of the truck then fled the scene. The incident occurred on Third Street and Fourth Avenue in Castlegar,” Mathew said. “The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries, and the dog was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic for treatment. The dog sustained a broken leg.
“Approximately 20 minutes later, while attending a complaint of a possible impaired driver, RCMP located a vehicle matching (the one) involved in this hit-and-run.”
Castlegar RCMP are seeking charges against a 27-year-old Crescent Valley man. Mathew said the charges include:
Failure to remain at the scene of an accident;
Refusing to Provide a breath sample;
Dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
“The RCMP are continuing to investigate and anyone that may have witnessed this incident or have information regarding it are asked to call the detachment at (250)365-7721.”