RCMP Corporal Monty Robinson, of Robert Dziekanski killing fame, says he wasn't trying to obstruct justice when, after striking and killing a motorcyclist, he drove home and got into the vodka.
Mounty Monty was driving his kids home from a Halloween party at which he'd quaffed five beers. He's testified he can't remember the events just before and following the moment his Jeep struck the motorcycle being ridden by 21-year old Orion Hutchinson.
Robinson's evidence is that he got out of his Jeep, walked over close enough to see bystanders apparently tending to Hutchinson, handed his driver's licence to an onlooker, gathered up his kids and simply walked them the two-blocks distance to their home. Then he hit the vodka.
He said it never crossed his mind to guzzle hard liquor to screw up any chance of investigating whether he was drunk when he hit the motorcycle. He did admit that he'd taken a course three years earlier where that very tactic had been taught. It just never crossed his mind. Yeah, right.
Robinson has said that his participation in the killing of Robert Dziekanski drove him to drink more frequently. Yeah, right.