Oceanside RCMP make arrests after lengthy investigation into fatal hit and run last year

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Oceanside RCMP have made two arrests in connection to a hit and run that killed a Parksville man in August last year. RCMP said they proposed several charges to Crown Counsel, which have now been approved, against two men after a lengthy investigation. 

The alleged driver, Ryan John Grob, 35, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving, failure to remain at the scene of a collision and obstruction of justice, according to Cpl. Jesse Foreman.

He said the alleged passenger, Travis Zackery Taylor has also been charged with obstruction of justice.  

“This intricate investigation illustrates the time it takes to gather sufficient information to propose charges to Crown Counsel. It required a coordinated and collaborative effort between the front line officers, traffic services and general investigation section at Oceanside,” said Stg. Stephen Rose, acting detachment commander.

Grob has been held in custody and will appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court on October 19. RCMP said Taylor was released under conditions by a judicial justice of the peace.

“I am very pleased with the concerted efforts of our team that has resulted in charges being laid in this matter,” Rose said.

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