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11/22/2016 15:48 EST | Updated 11/23/2017 00:12 EST

RCMP officer facing motor vehicle charges going to trial next year

An RCMP officer facing charges stemming from a three-car crash earlier this year is going to trial.

Const. Mitchell Hire of the Cole Harbour detachment was responding to a call at around 7:30 p.m. on April 16 when his police car was hit by another vehicle while entering an intersection at Cole Harbour Road and Forest Hills Parkway. Hire's car then hit a third vehicle. A passenger in one of the vehicles suffered a broken ankle as a result of the crash.

An investigation by the province's Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) resulted in two charges under the province's Motor Vehicle Act: failing to stop at a red light, and failing to drive with due regard for all persons using the highway.

Hire was arraigned on the charges on Tuesday in Nova Scotia Provincial Court in Halifax. His trial is scheduled for Oct. 11 next year.