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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

RCMP officer faces impaired driving charge in fatal B.C. crash

October 28, 2008
IAN BAILEY, Globe and Mail

VANCOUVER — One of the four officers involved in the fatal confrontation with Robert Dziekanski is now facing charges of impaired driving after a 21-year-old man was killed in a collision over the weekend.

RCMP spokesman Sergeant Tim Shields confirmed an off-duty member of the force was involved in the collision that resulted in the death of motorcyclist Orion Hutchinson.

The officer, who serves on the Olympic Integrated Security Unit, has been released on a promise to appear for impaired driving causing death and exceeding the legal limit.

He is was one of the four Mounties involved in last year's fatal confrontation with Robert Dziekanski, who died after being hit by a taser at the Vancouver airport.

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