Man who killed West Shore Mountie will head to trial for another crash
Kenneth Jacob Fenton enters Western Communities Court in Colwood prior to receiving his sentence in the crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett. July 14, 2017. (CTV Vancouver Island)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:10AM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:11AM PDT
A preliminary hearing date in another suspected drunk driving crash has been set for the man convicted of killing a West Shore Mountie earlier this year.
Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be back in court in June next year for an unrelated crash that took place a month after he slammed his truck into Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser, killing her.
The May 22, 2016 crash on Goldstream Heights Drive resulted in charges including impaired driving causing bodily harm and flight causing bodily harm against Fenton.
Police allege they tried to perform a late-night road check on Fenton’s truck but it didn’t stop for them.
When officers caught up with the truck, they said they found the vehicle had rolled over with two people inside.
The crash also resulted in civil lawsuit filed against Fenton by a woman claiming to be the other passenger in the truck.
Fenton has elected to be tried by a Supreme Court judge without a jury, according to his defence lawyer, and will not enter a plea until the trial.
He’s currently serving a four-year sentence for the crash that killed Beckett, but could qualify for full parole in November 2018.