Kamloops man charged in hit-and-run elects trial by Judge

By Bill O'Donovan
June 15, 2017 - 3:00pm Updated: June 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

KAMLOOPS — The man charged in a hit-and-run that killed a Kamloops teenager last November has waived his right to a preliminary inquiry and will proceed directly to trial on three charges.

Court documents show Jason Gourlay has elected to be tried by judge alone in B.C. Supreme Court.

Gourlay is charged with failing to stop at an accident causing bodily harm, possession of a controlled substance, and attempt to obstruct justice.

The charges follow a police investigation into and hit-and-run that killed 16-year old Jennifer Gatey.

Gatey died after she was struck by a vehicle on Pacific Way, November 4th, 2016.

Gourlay was arrested on March 3rd, 2017.

A trial date has not yet been set.

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