Penticton RCMP has seized a vehicle following a collision into a local motel and a report that the driver attempted to run over a person on Friday morning, Jan. 13.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., a vehicle crashed into a unit at the Bowmont Motel on Riverside Drive, causing significant damage. The unit is now boarded up. The vehicle fled the scene and the driver ditched the vehicle.
“Our officers’ initial response was large given the report of the vehicle allegedly attempting to run someone over,” said Const. Dayne Lyons, Penticton RCMP media relations officer.
Later in the day, investigators located the suspect vehicle abandoned outside the city. It has been seized by police for investigation.
“The investigation is ongoing as police comb through recovered evidence, surveillance footage, and witness statements,” said Lyons.
The investigation has progressed significantly and is ongoing, he added. Police can confirm that there were no injuries sustained by the victim who the vehicle drove at. Police also said this was an isolated incident.
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