York Regional Police officer charged with impaired driving offences
A file photo depicting impaired driving.
Published Monday, February 11, 2019 1:59PM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 11, 2019 2:01PM EST
“We’re not giving up.”
It’s the motto York Regional Police push as they continue their fight against impaired drivers.
However, over the weekend, police say one of their own was charged with impaired-related criminal offences.
“This is very troubling considering the work that York Regional Police is doing to combat impaired driving,” said Chief Eric Jolliffe.
Police say Const. Tina Teeter was off-duty when she was charged on Sunday. The 42-year-old officer has been placed on administrative duties following the offence.
“We are committed to the fight against impaired driving, and we hold our members to the same, if not higher, standard than members of our community. We continue to remind our members of their responsibility to live the values of our organization, both on and off duty,” said Chief Jolliffe.
According to police, 18 impaired drivers were charged in York Region over the past week, adding to the more than 100 impaired-related criminal charges already laid this year.