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BC RCMP charge suspect accused of hitting school marchers with pickup truck – BC News

The driver was charged months later

The Canadian Press – November 23, 2022 / 21:09 | Story: 397974

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RCMP in British Columbia say a suspect has been charged after a pickup truck hit several people attending a school march last spring.

Police say a large group of people walked along Lougheed Highway east of downtown Mission on June 4 for the Residential Schools Recognition March.

According to Mounties, the group was driving down the road when the driver hit several people on the road and two suffered minor injuries.

The 77-year-old man turned himself in to the police two days later.

Mission RCMP said in a release Wednesday that 77-year-old Richard Manuel has been charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and will appear in Abbotsford Provincial Court on Jan. 9, 2023.

Earlier this year, Cheam First Nation criticized police for what some have called a slow investigation and the RCMP’s initial description of the suspect as an “impatient driver” who failed to pass marchers on the highway.