An RCMP officer involved in a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Delta, B.C., nearly three years ago has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of attempting to obstruct justice.
Cpl. Benjamin Montgomery Robinson was initially under investigation for impaired driving in the 2008 collision between his Jeep and a motorbike being driven by 21-year-old Orion Hutchinson.
Robinson, who was off-duty at the time of the crash, claimed he went home and had two shots of vodka before returning to the scene, where he failed a breathalyzer test.
However, a provincial court judge in Surrey has ruled Robinson must be tried on the lone charge of obstruction, Vancouver's CKNW radio reported Wednesday.
Robinson was the senior officer on duty in October 2007 when four Mounties were called to Vancouver's airport to deal with would-be Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski, who'd been stranded in the airport for hours.
Within minutes of the officers' arrival, Dziekanski was stunned with a Taser and died.