BRITISH COLUMBIA

Ridge Meadows RCMP officer won't be charged after motorcycle crash

02/04/2015 07:44 EST | Updated 04/06/2015 05:59 EDT
VANCOUVER - The B.C. Criminal Justice Branch says there will be no charges against a Metro Vancouver RCMP officer involved in a crash that injured a motorcyclist.

The branch says the officer from the Ridge Meadows detachment was attempting to pull over several motorcycles on Highway 7 near Deroche last May when a motorcyclist going in the other direction crashed his vehicle.

The branch says there was conflicting evidence concerning whether the officer's vehicle was in her own lane or straddling the centre line and if oncoming traffic had slowed prior to the crash.

The motorcyclist broke bones in his leg and shoulder and the female passenger on the back sustained minor injuries.

The branch says there were different accounts of the circumstances of the accident, and based on careful review it can't be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer committed a crime.

Apart from the allegation that the officer's vehicle straddled the centre line, the branch says there's no evidence that concludes the officer's driving fell below the standards of the Motor Vehicle Act.