Mountie charged with assault in stabbing at drive-thru in Edmonton in 2013

EDMONTON, B.C. — A Mountie has been charged with assault in relation to a stabbing at a fast food drive-thru in Edmonton six years ago.

The RCMP says in a statement that the junior constable is currently posted to the detachment in Langley, B.C., and the incident dates back to before he joined the RCMP.

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The Edmonton Police Service says two victims sustained serious injuries, one of them "life-altering," in a fight that broke out after a man allegedly approached a car waiting at a McDonald's drive-thru, then fled the scene after witnesses intervened.

It says 31-year-old Benjamen Kozlovich was arrested in Chilliwack, B.C., and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The RCMP says it has launched an internal investigation to review Kozlovich's employment status, adding he completed training in January 2018 and is a probationary member.

It says he has been released on bail following his first court appearance.

The alleged incident occurred in the early hours of New Year's Day in 2013.

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