A preliminary inquiry has begun into whether a B.C. Mountie will stand trial for his role in the 2008 crash that killed biker Orion Hutchinson.

Cpl. Monty Robinson was off-duty when he crashed his jeep into a motorcycle at a Tsawwassen intersection. He didn't stick around to help 21-year-old Hutchinson as he lay dying in the street.

Instead, Robinson walked home, where he claims he downed two shots of vodka. He walked back to the scene of the crasg10 minutes later.

"You expect more of an officer. We are supposed to respect them and give them more respect," said Adele Tompkins of the B.C. Coalition of Motorcyclists, who has attended every one of Robinson's court hearings.

"I would like to know as a first responder why he left the scene."

In two separate breath tests, the officer blew over the legal limit, and Delta police recommended charges of impaired driving causing death. But the B.C. attorney general's office recommended a single charge of obstruction of justice, citing a lack of evidence.

Robinson has yet to show up for any of his scheduled hearings, and applied to the court to be excused from attending his preliminary inquiry.

"I get the feeling [he's] not taking ownership of what's gone on," Tompkins said.

Robinson is also one the officers involved of the fatal Tasering of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport.

His preliminary hearing in the drunk-driving charges is expected to conclude on Tuesday.

With a report from CTV British Columbia's Lisa Rossington