Hit and run vehicle located

Port Alberni

2023-09-22 08:50 PDT

File # 2023-10337

On September 21, 2023 the Port Alberni RCMP issued a call action, asking the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle associated to hit and run on Johnston Street that left one woman in hospital.

Or initial release can be read here.

Very quickly after requesting the public’s help we received multiple reports of indicating a possible vehicle and where it was located. Officers quickly attended and confirmed the vehicle to be the same one shown in the photo that had been released.

The registered owner, a man in his 80s, spoke with police and was subsequently arrested for failing to remain at the scene of an accident, and dangerous operation causing bodily harm. Officers obtained authorization by way of a search warrant and seized the vehicle which has been held for a forensic examination.

We would like to thank the public for their vigilance and quick response to our request for assistance, stated Constable Richard Johns. Working together has allowed our investigation to come to a quick conclusion.

The driver was released and has been issued a court date early in 2024.

Released by

Cst. Richard Johns
Media Relations Officer
Port Alberni RCMP
4444 Morton Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4M8
Office: 250-723-2424

Email: richard.johns@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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