September 14, 2016 3:18 pm
Updated: September 20, 2016 5:59 pm

Man charged with impaired driving in death of RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett

WATCH: Five months after a crash that killed a young RCMP officer and mother of two on Vancouver Island, charges have been laid. As Kylie Stanton reports, the 28-year-old driver of the truck that hit her is facing a long list of charges.


Charges have now been approved against a man in connection with the death of RCMP Const. Sarah Beckett in Langford in April.

Kenneth Jacob Fenton, 28, has been charged with impaired driving causing death, flight from police causing death, dangerous driving causing death, driving with a blood alcohol content in excess of 80 milligrams and refusing to provide a sample of his blood to police when he knew, or ought to have known, that driving his car caused an accident resulting in death.

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Thirty-two-year-old Const. Sarah Beckett with West Shore RCMP died on Apr. 5 when a pickup truck collided with her police cruiser in Langford.

She had recently returned from maternity leave and left behind a husband and two young children.

READ MORE: Thousands attend funeral for RCMP officer killed in crash

Beckett joined the RCMP in 2005 and spent 11 years in British Columbia, posted to the Port McNeill, Langford Municipal, Colwood and West Shore Detachments.

“As this is now before the courts, it would be inappropriate for me to comment, other than to say thank you, once again, to the community for the overwhelming support we have received,” said Island District Commander, Chief Supt. Ray Bernoties in a release.

The charges against Fenton were sworn on Sept. 14. His first appearance will be in Colwood Provincial Court on October 27 at 9 a.m.

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