Charge approved against driver involved in December hit and run

Salmon Arm

2024-04-16 13:19 HAP

Dossier nº File 2023-7627

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Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On December 8, 2023 a woman was struck by a sedan travelling on 5th Ave SW, Salmon Arm. The driver did not stop, and fled the scene. The woman sustained serious injuries, including several broken and fractured bones. Salmon Arm RCMP were able to obtain photos of the suspect vehicle that were released to the public for identification.

On December 12, 2023 a man turned himself in at the Salmon Arm detachment after seeing these photos published online. Police also obtained a search warrant and seized the suspect vehicle at a local residence. 

On March 21, 2024 Salmon Arm RCMP obtained charge approval against 31-year-old Eric Jones for one count of fail to stop at the scene of an accident, contrary to Criminal Code section 320.16. Mr. Jones first court date is April 23, 2024. 

Diffusé par :

Gend. Andrew Hodges
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Salmon Arm
1980 11e Avenue N.-E., Salmon Arm (C.-B.) V1E 4N8
Bureau : 250-832-6044
Télécopieur : 250-832-6842

Courriel : andrew.hodges@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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