The Codiac Regional RCMP arrested three people in less than 30 hours following a hit and run collision involving a cyclist in Moncton, N.B.
On March 11, 2022, at approximately 9:35 p.m., police responded to a report of a collision involving a pickup truck and a cyclist on Elmwood Drive. The pickup truck failed to remain at the scene. The cyclist was transported to hospital with what were believed to be serious, non life-threatening injuries.
In the hours following the incident, several RCMP specialized services assisted with the investigation, including the RCMP collision reconstructionist, the RCMP Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone), the Forensic Identification Services Unit, as well as members of the Southeast District RCMP.
On March 13, at approximately 12:15 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Churchill Street and it was determined that the vehicle matched the description of the pickup truck involved in the hit and run. Three people were arrested at the scene. A 29-year-old man from Sainte-Anne-de-Kent was later released and is scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court on June 8, at 9:30 a.m. A second individual was arrested on an unrelated matter. The third individual was later released.
"Codiac Regional RCMP officers and specialized policing units worked collaboratively to determine a description of the suspect vehicle," says S/Sgt. MacDonnell, with the Codiac Regional RCMP. "This allowed us to quickly arrest those involved."
The investigation is ongoing.