York police officer charged with impaired driving is suspended

York police officer charged with impaired driving is suspended

She has worked for York Police since 2020. (Archives)

A York Regional Police Service female officer has been charged with drunk driving outside her working hours and was suspended with pay accordingly.

On Saturday, the South Simcoe Police Department responded to a report of impaired driving on Yonge Street in the city from Bradford West Gwillimbury, about an hour north of Toronto.

In a press release on Monday, York Police said Constable Amanda Knegje, 43, was arrested by police and charged with impaired driving.

She has worked for York Police since 2020. She has been suspended with pay.

This is very disturbing considering the work that Regional Police of York made to fight impaired driving. We continue to remind our members of their responsibility to live our organization's values, both on and off duty, said York Police Chief Jim MacSween.

Mr. MacSween added that the York Police Department is committed to transparency and accountability to the community.

When a member is charged with #x27;a criminal offence, this information is being released to our community as part of that commitment.

With information from CBC

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