Advertisement

Vancouver police officer facing $1,500 fine after hitting pedestrian

Earlier this year, the B.C. Prosecution Service approved a charge of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
Earlier this year, the B.C. Prosecution Service approved a charge of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. Simon Little / Global News

A Vancouver police officer has been found guilty of driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention.

Const. Andrew Peters was driving an unmarked police cruiser Jan. 6, 2018, according to documents filed by the Independent Investigations Office. Peters, who was on duty at the time, hit a pedestrian at Knight and East 20th, the documents say.

READ MORE: Dangerous driving charge approved against Vancouver police officer

The pedestrian was taken to hospital in serious, but non-life threatening condition.

The chief civilian director of the IIO was called in and opened the door to charges with the B.C. Prosecution Service.

Earlier this year, the service approved a charge of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

Story continues below advertisement

READ MORE: Vancouver police officer charged with sexual assault: RCMP

On Tuesday, Peters was found guilty of driving a motor vehicle without due care and attention.

Peters is now facing a $1,500 fine, along with being prohibited from driving for 12 months, and has to pay the victim $225.

Vancouver police say Peters remains an officer with the force, but is working in an active duty role which doesn’t require him to drive.