A Regina Police Service member, who is facing two alcohol-related charges, has been relieved from duty, with pay, for a period of thirty days.
The officer is facing charges after police responded on Sunday, January 29, 2012, to the 1000 block ofPark Streetfor a report of a suspected impaired driver. Police located a vehicle, driven by a 43 year-old male, who is a ten year member of the Regina Police Service. The officer was not on duty at the time of the incident. Investigation into this matter led to charges against 43 year-old Darryl G. BLAMPIED, DOB: 1968-11-20, ofRegina. BLAMPIED is charged with Impaired Driving [253(1)(a)CC] and Exceed .08 [253(1)(b)CC]. He was released on an Appearance Notice and will make his first court appearance on these charges inProvincial Courton February 9, 2012.
BLAMPIED has been relieved from duty, with pay, for thirty days. During that period, there will be a hearing under the Police Act to determine whether the officer returns to duty or the relief from duty continues until the criminal charges are dealt with. In making the decision, Chief Troy Hagen stated that the relief from duty is not punitive, but he believes it is necessary to maintain public confidence in the Regina Police Service.