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York Regional Police officer charged with impaired driving after Oakville, Ont. crash

File photo. York Regional Police. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lars Hagberg

An off-duty police officer has been charged with an impaired driving offence after a crash in Oakville, Ont., on Sunday.

Halton Regional Police responded to a collision just after midnight on Sunday involving two vehicles around Dundas Street West and Hospice Gate. Police said an allegedly impaired driver was involved in the crash.

Halton police said a York Regional Police officer, who was off-duty at the time, was charged with operation while impaired. The 32-year-old male officer’s blood alcohol concentration was 80-plus, Halton police alleged.

There were no injuries as a result of the collision.

The officer, a detective constable, has been a member of York Regional Police since 2018 and worked in the criminal investigations bureau. He has been suspended with pay.

“This is very disappointing,” Chief Jim MacSween said in a statement.

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“York Regional Police takes a firm stance against impaired driving. The alleged actions of this officer do not reflect the values of our organization or the professionalism demonstrated by our members each and every day.”

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