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Cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run involving suspected impaired driver
Osoyoos RCMP said alcohol is believed to have played a “big” role in the accident, which occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at Main Street and 87th Street.
The vehicle, a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, was driven by a 29-year-old Osoyoos man. The 18-year-old cyclist, an Osoyoos resident, was crossing 87th Street when he was struck, RCMP said.
The suspect driver failed to remain at the scene to render assistance and instead fled the area despite the wishes and pleading of his passengers, Osoyoos RCMP said.
The suspect was located and arrested the following day and charged under the criminal code with failing to stop at the scene of a collision and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
RCMP are recommending a further charge of impaired driving causing bodily harm.
The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Penticton on July 9.
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