A Williams Lake man was arrested and released on a promise to appear in court in relation to the hit and run of a cyclist on Wednesday, May 8. Here the Williams Lake RCMP investigate the scene near Fourth Avenue North and Proctor Street May 8. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Update: Suspect arrested in last week’s hit and run with cyclist

Corp. Ken Davies said eye witness accounts allowed police to identify what they believe was the vehicle involved

A Williams Lake man was arrested on Friday, May 10 and released with a promise to appear in connection with a hit and run Wednesday, May 8 where a cyclist was injured.

Cpl. Ken Davies said charges have yet to be sworn in, but through eye witness statements, the Williams Lake RCMP General Investigation Section was able to identify what they believe was the vehicle involved.

“Once the information has been sworn in we can release his name,” Davies said.

Read more: Cyclist injured in possible hit and run, police search for suspect

The injured cyclist told the Tribune Monday that after he was treated at Cariboo Memorial Hospital on Wednesday he was released later that day.

“I’m pretty beat up,” he said. “I have road rash, a couple broken fingers, stitches in my foot, my knees and back were injured, and I’m moving about half a kilometre an hour.”

He was in a car crash two years ago and had a steel plate put in his pelvis and said he had just been getting more mobile. He has been living in Williams Lake for about 13 years.


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