REGINA – A Saskatchewan RCMP officer is charged with impaired driving and the way that three other Mounties’ handled the situation is being reviewed.
The RCMP say an off-duty member in Fort Qu’Appelle, east of Regina, got a call at his home last December from a local waitress who said there was a man she felt should not be driving.
The man in the establishment is a constable in the Fort Qu’Appelle detachment who was off-duty at the time.
A criminal investigation was then launched that led to Alphonse Noey being charged in May with one count of operating a motor vehicle while his ability to operate the vehicle was impaired by alcohol.
Noey has been on paid administrative leave since May 5. He has been with the RCMP in Saskatchewan for 13 years.
The RCMP also say the actions of three other officers, including the off-duty member who got the call at his home, will be reviewed to make sure all the rules were followed.
“Any time we get information with regards to the conduct of an employee that brings into question (whether or not) they’ve lived the core values, conduct expectations, we will investigate those thoroughly,” said Supt. Dave Fenson of RCMP “F” Division.
Fenson wouldn’t say when the review is expected to be complete.
With files from Global’s Mike McKinnon
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