Charges have been approved against Kenneth Jacob Fenton in relation to Constable Sarah Beckett’s death.
The Criminal Justice branch has approved five charges following an investigation into the motor vehicle collision that resulted in the death of the Mountie.
Fenton has been charged with impaired driving causing death, running from police, refusing to provide a blood sample, and other offences.
The offences are alleged to have occurred on April 5, 2016 near Langford B.C.
She was inside her vehicle when her cruiser was t-boned by a pick-up truck at a major intersection.
Police said the driver of that truck was treated for minor injured but Beckett did not make it.
Becket had been with the RCMP for eleven years.
She left behind a husband and two young children.
She was the eight officer to be killed while on duty on Vancouver Island.
The arrest was a result of a criminal investigation led by the RCMP Island District GIS with assistance from the Saanich Police Department who conducted the collision scene investigation.
Fenton has been released from custody with conditions, including not being allowed to leave the province, and having to abstain from using alcohol and illegal drugs.
He will be making his first court appearance in Colwood Provincial Court on on September 29.