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RCMP officer fined $1725 for fatal Agassiz crash

12/14/2012 02:27 EST | Updated 02/13/2013 05:12 EST
A young RCMP officer has pleaded guilty in a deadly crash that killed a 20-year-old man in B.C.'s Fraser Valley last year.

Const. Jordan Braid admitted to driving without due care and attention in Chilliwack court on Thursday, but a charge of dangerous driving causing death was stayed. He was fined $1725, including a $225 victim fine surcharge.

Braid, 23, was on duty just before midnight on July 12, 2011 in an RCMP vehicle when he responded to a reported domestic dispute.

While driving at 100 km/h along the Lougheed Highway near Agassiz, B.C. he swerved to avoid a dog and crashed head-on into a Ford Mustang driven by Steven Genberg.

At the time of the crash, a witnesses reported the cruiser's siren and emergency lights were not on prior to the crash that killed Genberg and injured his 19-year-old passenger, Jonathan Dauphney.

Braid was charged after Abbotsford Police conducted an independent review of the crash and now faces an internal RCMP review of his conduct.

Genberg, who worked as a tow truck driver in Mission, was expecting a child with his girlfriend.

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