Erratic driver crashes into at least 3 vehicles in Courtenay

Comox Valley

2023-03-04 09:57 PST

File # 2023-3037

Comox Valley RCMP is looking for witnesses and/or dashcam footage after an erratic driver struck at least three vehicles on February 27, 2023.

The first call came in at approximately 6:15 p.m. when a witness reported an erratic driver operating a pick-up truck in the 5300-block of Island Highway North. A short time later, another witness reported the driver had clipped the mirror on his vehicle while travelling northbound on Island Highway North at Smith Road.

Two more calls were received reporting that the driver of this vehicle had crashed into their vehicles. One was on the 2700-block of Island Highway North and the other on 6000-block of Island Highway North.

The pick-up truck was located, abandoned, on Merville Road just west of Headquarters Road in Courtenay and a suspect was located and arrested nearby, said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP. We are looking for anyone who saw this pick-up truck in the area between 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. and might have dashcam footage of the driving behaviour before the vehicle was abandoned.

The pick-up truck is a grey 2018 Ford F-150, BC Licence plate RD298V.

Witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321 and refer to file 2023-3037.

Released by

Cst. Monika Terragni

Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781

Email: monika.terragni@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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