Nova Scotia

Halifax Regional Police officer faces drunk driving charge

A Halifax Regional Police officer is facing charges of drunk driving and having a blood alcohol level that exceeds the legal limit.

The off-duty officer was arrested on Highway 101 near New Minas late Thursday evening

A Halifax Regional Police officer is facing charges of drunk driving and having a blood alcohol level that exceeds the legal limit.

The off-duty officer was arrested on Highway 101 near New Minas late Thursday evening by the New Minas RCMP.

The name of the male cannot be released until the information has been sworn before the courts.

The officer has been suspended with pay, pending the outcome of the case.

The male will appear in Kentville Provincial Court at a later date.

Under the Nova Scotia Police Act, suspended officers must receive pay and allowances for at least 60 days during their suspension. After 60 days, the police chief makes a determination as to whether the suspension will be with or without pay.

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