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.


Orion Hutchinson, 21, died in a collision with Robinson's vehicle in 2008. (RCMP)

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.