Driver in Gabriola hit-and-run may have been impaired: RCMP

Gabriola RCMP believe that impairment was a factor in a hit-and-run that left a male with serious injuries.

Members of the public administered first aid to the victim until first responders arrived. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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“This incident could have easily resulted in a tragic loss of life,” said Acting Cpl. Patti Evans, the detachment commander. “As it is, the victim likely has a long road to recovery and the driver faces serious penalties for his alleged actions.”

Witnesses helped police identify a suspect in the Sunday evening incident. A Gabriola resident has been arrested.

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