Nova Scotia

Bridgewater officer investigated in violence complaint

The province's Serious Incident Response Team is investigating a possible case of domestic violence involving a Bridgewater police officer after investigating 911 call Tuesday night.

The province's Serious Incident Response Team is investigating a possible case of domestic violence involving a Bridgewater police officer after investigating a 911 call Tuesday night.

Bridgewater police were dealing with a suspected impaired driver around midnight, when that driver made the complaint.

"The call was in relation to a matter and as a result of responding to that call, police came upon a suspected impaired driver. As a result of that investigation, they received information about domestic violence allegations against a member of their service," said Ron MacDonald, director of SIRT.

MacDonald would not say what type of incident police responded to in the first place and he won't identify the officer or the alleged drunk driver.

"The individual who is the subject of the investigation at this time is not working as a police officer for this service," MacDonald said. "In other words, they're not currently on duty."

MacDonald would not say if the officer has been suspended.

The Serious Incident Response Team investigates complaints involving Nova Scotia police.

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