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Bylaw officer given rough ride on truck hood

A City of Kelowna bylaw officer points to the area of a truck
A City of Kelowna bylaw officer points to the area of a truck's hood where he planted himself as a driver attempted to flee from being towed.
— image credit: Sean Connor/Capital News

Police say a Kelowna man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly used his truck to push a bylaw officer out of his path Tuesday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m., a bylaw officer drove past a vehicle parked on Ethel Street and noticed the tag had expired a day earlier, RCMP said at the scene.

After the bylaw officer called a tow truck, a man, believed to be the owner of the truck, tried to leave with the truck and a confrontation occurred between the bylaw officer and the driver.

The bylaw officer had his hands on the hood of the moving Ford Ranger before getting out of the path of the vehicle as it drove off, police said.

RCMP located the truck parked on Aberdeen Street by the Kelowna Bocce Club and also caught up with the driver soon after the incident.

A man in his 50s is now facing charges of dangerous driving and assault, police say.

 

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