Yukon MLA Darius Elias has been charged with refusing to comply with a police breathalyzer request.

RCMP charged the Vuntut Gwitchin ​MLA on Thursday of last week — the final day of the spring session of the Yukon legislative assembly.


Darius Elias, MLA for Vuntut Gwitchin, has been charged with refusing to comply with a police breathalyzer request. (CBC)

Elias sits as a Yukon Party backbencher for the community of Old Crow. He was elected as a Liberal in 2011. left the party to sit as an independent in 2012, and then joined the Yukon Party in 2013.

There's been no comment from the cabinet office and callers to his office are told he is not at work today.

Elias' first court appearance is scheduled for July 16.