Richmond Mountie charged with impaired driving

A Richmond Mountie has been charged with impaired driving, refusing to provide a breath sample, dangerous driving and failing to stop at an accident scene in relation to an incident in Delta on Sept. 15.

According to RCMP Cpl. Annie Linteau, Tony Bernard, a corporal with the Richmond RCMP, was involved in a hit-and-run incident in the 5400 block of Highway 17 in Delta.

A complainant reported to the Delta Police Department that he'd been sideswiped by another vehicle.

The complainant jotted down the licence plate of the vehicle, and then began to follow it.

A Delta Police Department officer was able to locate the vehicle and pull it over.

Bernard was driving his personal vehicle at the time, Linteau said in a press release.

Bernard is scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Nov. 21.

Once the investigation was completed, the report was forwarded to the Crown for charge approval, which resulted in these charges, Linteau said.

—Martin van den Hemel

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