James Weaver has been found guilty in a 2014 Surrey parking lot crash where he struck police cruisers and injured two officers.

Man who rammed Surrey police cars and injured officers found guilty

James Burton Weaver drove his truck into RCMP cruisers in Newton parking lot in January 2014.

A man who rammed his truck into two police cars, injuring a pair of Mounties in a Surrey parking lot last year, has been found guilty of four charges.

James Burton Weaver was convicted Wednesday (Nov. 4) in Surrey Provincial Court of two counts each of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.

Weaver, now 48, was arrested in early 2014 after he crashed into a parked police car, pushing it into another cruiser in a lot near 72 Avenue and 137 Street. One RCMP officer was pinned between the vehicles and another was sitting in one of the cars.

The officer on foot escaped with a minor leg injury, while the one in the car suffered various soft tissue injuries, as well as a torn rotator cuff.

At the opening of the trial last December, the court heard that Weaver drove his SUV through the parking lot at about 3 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2014. Witnesses testified hearing the truck’s engine revving and seeing it speed through the lot prior to the dramatic crash.

Weaver never denied the incident. At issue in court was whether he had the mental capacity to intentionally commit the offence. A psychiatrist subsequently found he was not suffering from a mental disorder at the time.

Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 8.

 

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