BRITISH COLUMBIA

No charges will be laid against 3 B.C. Mounties over pursuit that left man hurt

10/16/2014 07:24 EDT | Updated 12/16/2014 05:59 EST
VICTORIA - B.C.'s Criminal Justice Branch says no charges will be laid against three Mounties who were involved in a police pursuit in Kelowna, where a pedestrian was seriously hurt.

The chase happened last December after a driver allegedly sped from a police check stop for impaired drivers and ended when the vehicle being pursued swerved in front of a police cruiser and struck a man on the grass at 60 kilometres an hour.

The branch says the chase was called off, but an investigation found that not all officers heard the radio command and that more Mounties joined the pursuit.

The Independent Investigations Office looked into the incident and the agency's director concluded that an officer may have committed an offence, although he didn't make any recommendations on charges.

The Crown says that there isn't a substantial likelihood of conviction for any of the three officers involved in the chase, either under the Criminal Code or the Motor Vehicle Act.

The driver who allegedly led the pursuit faces a number charges that are still before the court.