An RCMP officer who is accused of killing a motorcyclist in a drunk driving crash and then fleeing the scene has failed to have a driving ban lifted.
Cpl. Benjamin Robinson was at the wheel when his vehicle collided with a motorcycle in Delta, British Columbia, last fall. Twenty-one-year-old Orion Hutchinson was killed and Robinson was said by witnesses to have fled the scene. Police found him soon after, took him to the Delta police station, and gave him a breathalyzer test, which police said he failed.
Robinson was subsequently banned from driving, but he filed a petition in court to have the ban removed.
Earlier this month, a B.C. Supreme Court judge determined that there was no reason to lift the ban.
Robinson was among four RCMP officers involved in the much-publicized death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport.