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Hit and Run suspect caught…

Prince George, BC: Police have located and charged a Prince George man following a dangerous yet bizarre Hit & Run collision near Prince George this morning…

Police say at 7:23 AM on Tuesday, the officers received a report of a Hit & Run collision on Highway 97, just north of Prince George. A northbound tractor trailer unit was side swiped by a southbound service truck.

At 7:27 AM, PG RCMP received a report of a southbound vehicle that was causing sparks on the road just south of the previous report, leading officers to believe that the reports were associated to the same suspect vehicle. 

Police attended the area and located a Sterling service truck in the ditch near Highway 97 and Chestnut Drive in Prince George.

The vehicle had significant damage and was missing a tire, likely the cause of the sparks. The driver of the vehicle, believed to have been the only occupant, had fled the scene on foot prior to police arrival.

The truck was registered to a local contracting company. Officers made enquiries to determine who the driver was and whether the truck had been stolen.

Police conducted door to door checks in the area in an attempt to locate the driver. At approximately 8:45 AM, police located the 25 year-old suspect at an address on Chestnut Drive.

The suspect was employed by the company and was authorized to use the truck. The driver was issued the following Motor Vehicle Act charges:

  • Drive without Due Care and Attention
  • Fail to Remain at the Scene of an Accident
  • 24 Hour Driving Suspension (alcohol)

Both vehicles suffered significant damage.

If you have any information about this collision, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.

Written and released by Prince George RCMP. Edits by PJXM.

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