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Officer charged in fatal accident

September 9, 2016 4:13 P.M.


Charges have been filed against a Penticton RCMP officer in the death of a five-year-old boy.

Ace Jimmy Stewart was charged with driving without due care and attention after the vehicle he was allegedly driving struck and killed James McIntosh almost a year ago.

McIntosh was pushing his bike through a marked crosswalk at Hwy. 97 and Fairview Road on Sept. 15, 2015, when he was hit. He was accompanied by his father, brother and a dog.

The province's Independent Investigations Office took charge of the investigation.

A final report was forwarded to Crown four weeks ago for consideration of charges. This occurs when the chief civilian director considers that an officer may have committed an offence.

Stewart was not on duty at the time of the incident.

He is scheduled to appear in a Penticton court Oct. 12.

Stewart was placed on administrative leave immediately after the collision.

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