A member of the Regina Police Service is facing charges of Impaired Driving, Exceed .08, and Fail to Remain (Hit and Run) in connection with a collision that occurred the evening of August 21, 2019. This news release is being issued in accordance with past practice of the Regina Police Service, consistent with the Service’s commitment to public accountability.
This incident occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, in the area of Lewvan Drive and Harbour Landing Drive. The collision involved two vehicles. There were no injuries reported as a result of the collision. Police members were dispatched and conducted an investigation that led to the arrest of a 35 year-old male, who is a member of the Regina Police Service. The member was not on duty at the time of the incident.
Thirty-five year-old Scott Shane ASH, a constable with nine years of service, is charged with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) CC; Exceed .08, [320.14(1)(b) CC]; and Failure to Stop after Accident, [320.16(1) CC]. ASH will make his first court appearance on the charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Scott ASH has been placed on administrative leave for the immediate future. In addition, in accordance with the provisions of The Police Act, 1990, an administrative investigation of this incident is being conducted by the Professional Standards Unit of the Regina Police Service. The administrative investigation will conclude only after the criminal matters have been dealt with.
Acting Chief Dean Rae will be available for media interviews at 1:30 p.m. at Regina Police Service Headquarters, 1717 Osler Street. Members of the media are asked to check in with the commissionaire at the Front Desk.