VPD officer fined $1,500 for hitting pedestrian with unmarked car

Dec 4 2019, 11:29 am

A Vancouver police officer who was charged earlier this year with dangerous driving, following a collision with a pedestrian in 2018, has now been handed a $1,500 fine and will have to pay a $225 victim surcharge fee as a result of his actions.

He has also been banned from driving for 12 months.

According to the BC Prosecution Service (BCPS), VPD Const. Andrew Peters was on duty when he was involved in a collision on January 6, 2018, around 9 pm.

The officer’s unmarked police car hit a pedestrian near Knight Street and East 20th Avenue. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries, but Peters 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. The fine was announced this week.