A suspected drunk driver became the target in what RCMP is calling a case of vigilante justice.
The incident began on McIver Road in Glenrosa at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to Cnst. Kris Clark.
Police received a report of a hit and run involving pedestrians on the 3500 Block of McIver Road.
“Apparently, grey Ford F150 driven by a 23-year-old West Kelowna man had driven into three teenage girls walking along the side of the road,” said Clark.
“One of the girls was unable to avoid the truck and was hit, suffering minor injuries,” Clark said.
The driver of the truck fled the scene on foot and was followed by two men, according to Clark. The driver was assaulted.
“Both the driver and the injured 12-year-old girl were taken to hospital and later released,” said Clark. “Police believe alcohol to be a factor in the crash.”
RCMP has identified one of the men involved in the assault of the truck’s driver and are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the second assailant.
The suspect is described as a man with a dark or tanned complexion, about 5′ 9″ tall, weighing 180 to 190 pounds and in his late 20s or early 30s. He had short, brown, buzz cut hair and a regular build. The man was seen wearing a tan or beige colored, ribbed tank top, grey knee-length cargo shorts and work boots.
“The investigations are ongoing and no charges have yet been laid,” said Clark.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP at 250-768-2880, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.crimestoppers.net to report.