Superintendent Riyaz Hussein is charged with impaired driving and reckless driving.
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Superintendent Riyaz Hussein now faces disciplinary charges from his police department after the criminal charges January 2022.
In Toronto, a senior police officer appeared in disciplinary court for the first time since being charged with impaired driving. x27;drunk causing an accident. Superintendent Riyaz Hussein ironically leads the Toronto Police Service Disciplinary Hearings Committee.
Superintendent Riyaz Hussein faces criminal charges of impaired driving, reckless driving and having an open alcohol container in a vehicle. He also officially faces disciplinary charges since Monday morning.
The Toronto Police Disciplinary Court is inside the service's headquarters in downtown Toronto.
The senior officer had been suspended with pay at the ;time by his employer, who had opened an internal investigation into him.
According to the Ontario Provincial Police, Riyaz Hussein's car had hit the road. rear of a delivery truck on Highway 401 eastbound near Brock Street at the entrance to Pickering at approximately 7:30 p.m. on the evening of January 13, 2022.
No one was seriously injured.
The driver of the car was a resident of Pickering. At the time, the 54-year-old failed a blood alcohol test. He had been taken to hospital with minor injuries before being charged.
Police later confirmed that the individual was Superintendent Hussein and that his car was an unmarked vehicle of his police department.
Hussein first appeared Monday in a brief hearing on a digital platform at police headquarters, where the service's administrative court is located.
The top brass , who was present online, was represented by his lawyer, Joe Markson. The superintendent has 33 years of service.
In the police department's indictment, a copy of which was obtained by Radio-Canada, Superintendent Hussein faces 2 charges of professional misconduct.
It is alleged that the senior officer acted in a disorderly manner or in a manner prejudicial to discipline or likely to damage the reputation of the service.
The OPP Detachment in Whitby is responsible for the criminal investigation into Superintendent Riyaz Hussein.
The document details how he is allegedly responsible for the crash dated January 13, 2022.
It states, among other things, that Superintendent Hussein got out of the ambulance after being treated for injuries and that the investigating officer of the OPP noticed that he was unsteady on his feet and even nearly lost his balance.
The investigator suspected that you had alcohol in your blood after a brief conversation with you and following his observations of your driving and the collision, the document states that the rate was 0.097 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood an hour and a half after the accident.
The indictment further confirms that the bottle of alcohol found in Riyaz Hussein's vehicle was indeed rum.
Superintendent Hussein's next court appearance in Oshawa will be on July 28.
No date has been set for his next appearance before the administrative police court, however, because all criminal proceedings must be concluded before ;he is not disciplined by his service.