Mistrial declared after juror reveals he drove by Kamloops incident that led to charge, trial

Adam Hibbert’s new trial is scheduled to begin on May 11

A judge has ordered a mistrial after a juror on a Kamloops man’s trial for dangerous driving realized he had witnessed the alleged incident.

That realization came on Tuesday, Jan. 14, the first day of evidence in the B.C. Supreme Court trial of Adam Hibbert.

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The juror who witnessed the incident told his fellow members of the jury that he had driven by the scene of the incident, when Hibbert was arrested.

Once that news got to B.C. Supreme Court Justice Dev Dley, a mistrial was declared.

Hibbert’s new trial is slated to get underway on May 11.

His charge of dangerous driving stems from a collision that occurred in Kamloops on May 26, 2019.

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