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:
- 2X Criminal negligence causing bodily harm
- 2X Fail to stop after an accident causing bodily harm
- 1X Public mischief
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.
Cpl. Alexa HodginsMedia Relations Officer
6355 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2J2
Website: burnaby.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
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