Charges approved against alleged driver in hit and run that injured two police officers in 2019

Burnaby, Public Alert

2022-08-09 12:55 PDT

File # 2019-9355

Charges have been approved against the alleged driver involved in a hit and run that injured two police officers in 2019.

On March 4, 2019, Burnaby RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of a hit and run in South Burnaby that seriously injured two police officers from the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service. The suspect vehicle was located by police a short distance away.

Burnaby RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team took conduct of the investigation.

See news release from March 5, 2019

On May 26, 2022, charges were laid against 32-year-old Jason Kirupakaran.

Kirupakaran faces the following charges:

This hit and run has had a significant impact on the two officers who were seriously injured while on the job, said Corporal Alexa Hodgins with the Burnaby RCMP. The investigation has spanned more than three years, with our Criminal Collision Investigation Team working tirelessly to conduct a thorough investigation that has now resulted in charges.

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Cpl. Alexa Hodgins

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