The sad, continuing story of officer Ben Robinson and motorcyclist Orion Hutchinson takes another lurching step forward this week.
Robinson is an RCMP officer whose vehicle crashed into Hutchinson, who was riding a motorcycle in Delta, B.C., and killed him in October 2008.
Hutchinson was 21.
The Mountie was charged on Tuesday with obstruction of justice for actions following the collision, although Crown will not release more specific information. Delta police recommended charges of impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death, but the Crown was unable to make those charges stick.
Robinson, who was among four RCMP officers involved in the Taser death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver International Airport in October 2007, has been suspended with pay since the crash. That continues.
Robinson has claimed that he left the scene of the collision, drank some vodka, then returned.