Were you driving between Whistler and Pemberton on Wednesday evening, May 24?
Pemberton's RCMP detachment is asking for your help. Police are seeking community dash-cam footage to assist with their investigation into a single-car collision last month that resulted in "multiple driving offences" for a B.C. man under both the Motor Vehicle Act and Criminal Code.
According to a news release issued Monday afternoon, June 5, Sea to Sky RCMP first heard numerous reports about an erratic driver seen heading northbound on Highway 99 from Whistler at about 6 p.m. on May 24.
The motorist was reportedly behind the wheel of a grey Dodge Ram 1500 four-door crew cab truck, featuring a British Columbia license plate numbered "PG 885A."
Police said a Pemberton RCMP officer discovered the truck about 30 minutes later, crashed in a ditch on Highway 99 at Vine Road.
Its driver required medical attention for "unknown injuries," but was reportedly released from hospital shortly after he was admitted.
In the release, Pemberton RCMP said the man was arrested "for a number of offences" after he was medically cleared, but was released from custody and issued a future court date. Police did not specify the exact nature or number of offences the driver is accused of.
Now, police are appealing to Sea to Sky highway motorists who may have seen the truck.
“Fortunately, no one other than the driver was injured. The police investigation continues, and includes us asking for help from community by way of dash-cam footage,” said Sea to Sky RCMP Cpl. Angela Kermer in the release. "If anyone was on Highway 99 between Whistler and Pemberton during the above time and date and had a dash camera in operation, please contact us.”
Police ask anyone with information or footage to share regarding the incident to contact Sea to Sky RCMP in Pemberton and cite file number 2023-2398. Reach the Pemberton RCMP detachment by phone at 604-894-6634, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or solvecrime.ca to remain anonymous.