Monte Robinson is the RCMP officer who failed a breathalyzer test after being involved in a fatal collision in Tsawwassen, B.C. on Saturday night, CTV has learned.
Robinson was one of four officers who were also involved in a high profile Taser incident that led to the death of a Polish immigrant at Vancouver airport last year.
Robinson was off-duty and allegedly driving a jeep when it collided with a motorcyle driven by 21-year-old Tsawwassen resident Orion Hutchinson. Hutchinson died at the scene.
A police statement said the RCMP officer later failed a breathalyzer test.
The RCMP officer was released on a promise that he will attend Surrey Provincial Court in January 2009. He will face charges of impaired driving and causing death.
A police statement said Hutchinson was thrown from his bike when it collided with a Jeep driven by the RCMP officer at an intersection on Saturday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
RCMP Sgt. Tim Shields has told reporters that the officer involved in the collision on Saturday was one of the four police officers who were involved the Taser incident that led to the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski. COMPLETE TIMELINE-- "Dziekanski arrived at Vancouver International Airport as a would-be immigrant about 3:30 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 13.07. Between the primary customs post and the secondary checkpoint, he went missing.
He apparently sat forlornly near the baggage carousel not understanding what he should do or where he should go until about 10:30 when he finally found his way to the second customs post. After this second interview with border officers he was cleared to enter Canada, but remained in the secure arrivals area until about 1:15 a.m. when the 6 ft 9 in Dziekanski became agitated and starting throwing around objects."
Mr. Dziekanski died on Oct. 14.07 after an RCMP officer shocked him with a Taser at Vancouver Airport. A Victoria man captured the death on video.
NOVEMBER 15 2007 "An eyewitness' video recording of Robert Dziekanski, who is 6 Feet 9 inches tall, dying after being stunned with a Taser by police on Oct. 14 at Vancouver International Airport. One officer is heard to say, "Hit him again. Hit him again." http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-colu...