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Off-duty Winnipeg police officer charged with drunk driving

Police said they were called to a single-car crash on Belmont Avenue near Salter Street just after midnight on Saturday. Shane Gibson/Global News

An off-duty cop was busted for driving drunk on Saturday and has been arrested.

Police said they were called to a single-car crash on Belmont Avenue near Salter Street just after midnight on Saturday. There, they found a car that had crashed into a tree.

The driver, the only person in the car, was “believed to be impaired,” said police.

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The man, 52, who has been a police officer for more than 19 years, was arrested and charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08.

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“As directed by the Criminal Code, he was released on an Appearance Notice,” said police.

The province’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba, will be monitoring the case.

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