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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
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)

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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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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