Suspect charged after hit and run in Trochu

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On July 1, 2022, at approximately 2:26 p.m., Three Hills RCMP were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision in Trochu, Alta., involving a dirt bike and pedestrian. Police determined the dirt bike had a struck a pedestrian on Elevator Road and the rider fled the scene. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. Police located the rider of the dirt bike at a nearby residence, where he was subsequently arrested.

Police obtained a search warrant for the detached garage of the residence and located and seized a 2015 KTM XCW dirt bike, which had been involved in the collision. The RCMP Auto Theft Unit later examined the dirt bike and determined it was stolen from Calgary, Alta.

Three Hills RCMP has charged Christopher Ferguson (31) of Calgary, Alta., with several offences, some of which include:

· Failure to stop after accident resulting in bodily harm

· Operation while prohibited

· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000

· Drive Off-Highway vehicle on highway without authorization

· Drive uninsured Off-Highway vehicle

Ferguson was released on conditions to appear in Drumheller Provincial Court on Aug. 19, 2022.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Three Hills RCMP at 403-443-5539. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.