Sep 10, 2012 / 4:51 pm
An Enderby man could face charges under the Criminal Code as a result of a hit and run Friday night.
The incident occurred about 8:50 p.m. in the Russell Avenue area of Enderby.
A 20-year-old male pedestrian was struck in the incident.
He suffered non life-threatening injuries to his ankle and was treated at the Salmon Arm Hospital.
The driver fled the scene, failing to render any assistance.
An investigation led police to a suspect who then fled police when they attempted to conduct a traffic stop of his vehicle.
Police were later able to arrest the 25-year-old man from Enderby.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in court in October on a charge of hit and run under the Motor Vehichle Act.
"That may change to Criminal Code," says Vernon RCMP spokesman Gordon Molendyk.
"Because, any time you hit an occupied vehicle or a person and don't render assistance that's a Criminal Code offence."
Initial reports suggest the victim and the suspect knew each other and it wasn't a random hit and run.
"There's some indication here that several pedestrians and the people in the vehicle knew each other," says Molendyk.
"There was some discussion around beer. There is still some investigation that needs to be completed yet."
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