RCMP continue to investigate after a dangerous driver evaded police in Kelowna’s downtown.
A Kelowna Mountie on patrol Oct. 19 at 11:24 p.m., a spotted a vehicle being driven in an erratic and dangerous manner in Kelowna’s downtown core.
“The silver Chrysler 300 had been observed as it allegedly failed to obey traffic control devices and was also seen driving on the wrong side of the roadway,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.
“For reasons of public safety, the officer did not pursue the suspect vehicle as it suddenly took off at a high rate of speed.”
Minutes later another officer was flagged down by a civilian who witnessed the suspect Chrysler 300 crash causing property damage in the 1400 block of Richter Street. Police learned that the suspect vehicle fled the crash scene and had left behind one of its tires.
The suspect vehicle didn’t make it far on three wheels and was located abandoned on Fuller Avenue east of Richter Street.
The investigation is ongoing, as RCMP look to identify the driver of the vehicle.
If you witnessed this incident and have not yet spoken to police you are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.