June 27, 2014 2:01 pm

Off duty Saskatchewan RCMP officer pleads guilty to drunk driving

Off duty Yorkton, Sask. RCMP corporal pleads guilty to drunk driving.

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YORKTON, Sask. – An off duty Saskatchewan RCMP officer has pleaded guilty to drunk driving.

Cpl. Terry Hyggen of the Yorkton municipal detachment was charged on June 8 with impaired driving and driving while over .08 blood alcohol content, both under the Criminal Code.

Hyggen was pulled over by members of the Melfort detachment on Highway 3 just east of Weldon after a complaint was received of an impaired driver.

Officers noted Hyggen showed signs of impairment and arrested him.

Hyggen was scheduled to make his first court appearance on July 15 but on June 24, he pleaded guilty to driving while over .08 and was fined $1,200 and given a one-year driving suspension.

Hyggen was placed on administrative leave on June 24 and is subject to a code of conduct investigation.

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