Vehicle seized and police investigate following collision into hotel


2023-01-16 13:25 PST

File # PN23-610

Penticton RCMP have seized a vehicle for analysis following its collision into a local hotel and a report that it attempted to run over a bystander.

On January 13, 2023 at approximately 08:30-am Penticton RCMP was alerted to a vehicle that had crashed into a hotel on Riverside Drive, Penticton BC and fled the scene after causing significant damage.

Our officer’s initial response was large given the report of someone allegedly attempting to run someone over, said Cst. Dayne Lyons Penticton RCMP Media Relations Officer. The investigation is ongoing as police comb through recovered evidence, surveillance footage, and witness statements.

Later in the day, investigators located the suspect vehicle abandoned outside the City and it was seized by police for investigation.

The investigation has progressed significantly and is ongoing. Police can confirm that there were no injuries sustained by the bystander and that it was an isolated incident.

Released by:

Cst. Dayne Lyons
Media Relations Officer
Penticton RCMP
1168 Main Street, Penticton, BC V2A 5E8
Office: 250-492-4300
Cell: 778-559-1140


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