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Woman, 72, gets driving ban, major fines for West Vancouver hit-and-run

Police investigate a hit-and-run in West Vancouver on March 11, 2020. Ryan Stelting

A 72-year-old woman has been given a two-year driving ban but won’t face criminal charges for a hit-and-run last month in West Vancouver.

The driver of a Toyota RAV-4 struck a 62-year-old man on the sidewalk in the 700 block of 15th Street on the morning of March 11.

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West Vancouver police searching for hit-and-run driver who struck and dragged pedestrian – Mar 11, 2020

The pedestrian was allegedly carried on the hood of the vehicle for about half a block before falling to the ground. The vehicle drove off, police said.

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The man was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and was released a week later.

Police found the suspect vehicle the next day, and were able to match it with evidence from the site of the crash.

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The driver, whose name has not been released, was not only banned from the wheel for two years, but also fined $732 and charged under the Motor Vehicle Act with driving without due care and attention and failing to remain at the scene.

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