Driving prohibition issued for striking pedestrian
A former Prince George man who struck a pedestrian while drunk driving has been prohibited from driving for three years.
Robert Donovan Edenshaw, 48, was also sentenced to twoand-a-half years probation and fined $1,000 plus a $300 victim surcharge during a hearing Thursday in Victoria provincial court.
The outcome stems from an incident in Prince George on Canada Day in 2018 when, at about 11:30 p.m., RCMP were called to a report of a man being hit by the side mirror of a pickup truck that had veered onto the sidewalk where Ferry Avenue and Queensway Street meet.
The truck kept going but with the help of witnesses, RCMP tracked the driver down. The suspect gave two breath samples, both more than twice the legal limit, RCMP said in a statement issued at the time.
The victim, meanwhile, was taken to hospital for treatment of what appeared to have been minor injuries.
Upon his arrest, Edenshaw was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was seized for evidence.
The term was issued on a count of impaired driving causing bodily harm while a count of failing to stop at the scene of an accident was stayed.