VPD officer charged with dangerous driving in crash that hurt pedestrian

Jan 25 2019, 10:02 pm

A Vancouver police officer has been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm following a collision with a pedestrian last year.

According to the BC Prosecution Service (BCPS), Const. Andrew Peters was involved in the collision, which happened on January 6, 2018, at about 9 pm.

Peters was on duty at the time.

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The officer’s unmarked police car hit a pedestrian near Knight Street and East 20th Avenue. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and the officer was not injured.

The Independent Investigation Office (IIO) was notified of the incident and began an investigation.

The investigation concluded that the officer may have committed an offence, and the IIO submitted a report to the BCPS.

Peters is scheduled to appear at Vancouver Provincial Court on February 7, 2019.