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RCMP officer charged with dangerous driving involving scooter pursuit B.C.

July 08, 2017 - 4:30 PM

VICTORIA - The B.C. Prosecution Service has approved a charge of dangerous driving causing bodily harm against an RCMP officer arising from a scooter pursuit on Vancouver Island.

The service says the charge against Const. David Buchanan came after a report was submitted to the Crown from the Independent Investigations Office that looks into all police-involved allegations in the province.

The office determined Buchanan may have committed an offence, although it didn't make any recommendations on whether charges should be approved.

The service says the charge is related to an on-duty incident in Duncan, B.C., involving a police pursuit of a person operating a motorized scooter.

It's alleged the person on the scooter was hurt at the end of the pursuit.

Buchanan's first appearance on the charge is set for Aug. 1 in Duncan.

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