Two men arrested after Friday morning Trunk Road altercation

A third man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Two men have been arrested for assault after a Bowen man was taken to hospital Friday morning.

The altercation involved three local men and took place on Bowen Island Trunk Road in the early hours of August 3.

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 “Initial investigation has determined that the incident started with a road rage incident between the driver of a 1999 red Jeep Wrangler and three pedestrians,” reads a Tuesday R.C.M.P. press release.

“Allegedly, the driver narrowly missed the pedestrians who were walking in the middle of the roadway, words were exchanged and a fight ensued between the pedestrians and the driver,” it said. 

The driver, 53, was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The pedestrians, 35 and 32, had minor injuries and were arrested for assault August 6.

“They are scheduled to appear in court at a later date,” read the release.  

“Following this incident there has been significant social media activity and speculation,” said Sgt. Jeff Shore, commander of the Sea to Sky General Investigations in the press release. “We want to assure the community of Bowen Island that we working hard to advance the investigation and ask for continued patience as the investigation progresses.”

The RCMP continue to investigate the incident and ask that anyone with information contact local RCMP at 604-947-0516, or, for those who want anonymity, contact Crime Stoppers  at1-800-222- 8477.

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