An off-duty police officer has been charged with an impaired-related criminal driving offence.
According to York Regional Police, on Sunday, July 7, 2019, just after 1:30 am, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Clearmeadow Drive in Newmarket.
Constable Ryan Harrison, the driver of the vehicle stopped, was given a roadside breath demand which registered a fail. He was arrested and has been charged with 80 Plus, said police.
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The 35-year-old Newmarket resident has been a member of York Regional Police since 2004.
Police say has previously worked in the Guns, Gangs and Drug Enforcement Unit and has been off on a leave of absence since November 2018.
“York Regional Police is committed to transparency and is accountable to our community,” Chief Eric Jolliffe said in a statement. “When we charge a member with a criminal offence, that information is released to our community as a part of that commitment.”