Peel Police Officer Charged With Impaired Driving

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A veteran Peel police officer is facing impaired driving charges for allegedly crashing his vehicle in Mississauga while off-duty then fleeing the scene.

The single-vehicle collision took place in the city’s north end on Sept. 3 at 1 a.m. near Courtneypark Dr. E. and Hurontario St.

He’s accused of hitting a light standard and fleeing before officers arrived.

After a brief investigation, the driver was located and arrested.

Const. Wayne Parkins, who’s served in Peel for 14 years, is charged with impaired driving, excess blood alcohol, and fail to remain at the scene of an accident.

Parkins was suspended with pay, as per the provisions of Ontari’so Police Services Act (PSA).

In addition to criminal charges, he’s also subject to discipline under the PSA.

Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans says she’s committed to ensuring transparency and maintaining the public's confidence and trust when dealing with allegations of police officer misconduct.

The investigation is ongoing.

Parkins is scheduled to appear in Brampton court on Sept. 19.

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