Driv­ing pro­hi­bi­tion is­sued for strik­ing pedes­trian

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Ci­ti­zen staff

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.

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