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Man charged, facing court date for Salmon Arm hit and run

Vehicle failed to stop after striking woman crossing 5th Avenue SW
A man turned himself in at the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment after photos of a vehicle believed to have been involved in a Dec. 8, 2023 hit and run were circulated online. (File photo)

A man is facing a charge of failing to stop at the scene of an accident in connection to a December 2023 incident that left a woman with serious injuries.

Salmon Arm RCMP Const. Andrew Hodges said the man, 31-year-old Eric Jones, is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. The charge he’s facing stems from a Dec. 8 incident in which a woman was struck by a sedan on 5th Avenue SW in Salmon Arm.

“The driver did not stop, and fled the scene,” said Hodges in a media release. “The woman sustained serious injuries, including several broken and fractured bones.”

Police were able to obtain photos of the suspect vehicle that were released to the public for identification. After seeing the photos circulating online, a man turned himself in at the Salmon Arm detachment on Dec. 12, 2023. Hodges said police obtained a search warrant and seized the suspect vehicle at a local residence.

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