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Driver who crashed into Penticton motel was trying to run someone over | iNFOnews


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January 16, 2023 – 1:53 PM







Penticton RCMP believe the driver of a vehicle that crashed into a motel last week was attempting to run someone over.


A vehicle crashed into the Bowmont Motel on Riverside Drive in Penticton around 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, causing significant damage.


The driver fled the scene of the crash but police officers found the vehicle abandoned outside the city later that day, according to an RCMP media release.


“Our officer’s initial response was large given the report of someone allegedly attempting to run someone over,” Penticton RCMP spokesperson Const. Dayne Lyons said in the release.


The bystander wasn’t injured and police said it was an isolated incident.


“The investigation is ongoing as police comb through recovered evidence, surveillance footage and witness statements,” Const. Lyons said.


The investigation has “progressed significantly” and is ongoing, RCMP said.



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Vehicle seized after attempting to run someone over and colliding into Penticton motel



The room at the Bowmont Motel on Riverside Dr. in Penticton is boarded up where a vehicle drove into Friday, Jan. 13. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

The room at the Bowmont Motel on Riverside Dr. in Penticton is boarded up where a vehicle drove into Friday, Jan. 13. (Monique Tamminga Western News)


Vehicle seized after attempting to run someone over and colliding into Penticton motel

Suspect has not been caught but police say it is an isolated incident






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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