Prison sought for Canadian who is hit-and-run suspect

The Poder Judicial has identified the Canadian sought in a hit-and-run by the last name of Wallington.

This is the man who was brought back to Costa Rica late Thursday.

The accident happened Wednesday night near the bridge over the Río Virilla that is being reconstructed. The man who was killed and the man who was injured both are employees of the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes.

The man was questioned by prosecutors in the Ministerio Público Friday. In addition the Unidad de Trámite Rápido of the Ministerio Público sought in an oral audience that the man be held for preventative detention. The request was before the Juzgado Penal de San José, but no decision was announced.

Investigators located the vehicle they suspected was involved in the mishap at an Heredia hotel and tracked the driver. They found that Wallington left the country by air for Atlanta Thursday. The man was denied entrance to the United States and was returned to Costa Rica.

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