05/14/2015 07:52 EDT | Updated 05/14/2016 05:59 EDT

ICBC driving test bribe charges brought against two people

Two people have been accused of trying to bribe their ICBC driving examiners during road tests in Richmond, B.C. last year. 

According to court documents, Li Liu and Shun Zhu were both charged with the crime of charging a government official in April and June 2014 respectively. 

ICBC's Adam Grossman says road test examiners aren't offered bribes that often.

"In 2014, we had only nine instances out of close to 500,000 road and knowledge tests," he says.  

"At the same time, though, we treat this very seriously. Bribery to a government official is a criminal code offence, so we'll proceed with charges when we feel it's appropriate."

Grossman adds over the past seven years ICBC had less than 60 instances of bribery.

He says their examiners are taught not to return the bribe if offered one. Instead they are to take it to their managers, and the bribe itself becomes evidence.

Both Liu and  Zhu are slated to appear in Richmond Provincial Court in late May.