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.
“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.