A member of the Regina Police Service is facing six charges of Operating a Conveyance While Prohibited as the result of investigation by the Regina Police Service, in consultation with the Crown. 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.
Thirty-eight year-old Scott Shane ASH, a constable with twelve years of service, is charged with six charges of Operation while Prohibited, contrary to section 320.18(1)(b) of the Criminal Code. While these matters have yet to be proven in court, the following summary provides some background:
On August 19, 2021, a Regina Police Service vehicle equipped with an ALPR (Automated License Plate Reader) emitted an alarm, signaling a suspended driver when it passed by a parked vehicle later identified as ASH’s personal vehicle. The investigation that followed confirmed that ASH was a prohibited driver and alleges ASH operated police vehicles as a Regina Police Service Constable on at least six occasions between July 14, 2021 and August 26, 2021. The Regina Police Service was not aware ASH’s license was suspended on July 14, 2021 due to unpaid fines. During the course of the investigation the Regina Police Service also learned ASH was only permitted to operate a vehicle with an ignition interlock device, related to a guilty plea to an Impaired Driving charge from August of 2019.
Chief Evan Bray has ordered Constable Scott ASH relieved from duty for a period of thirty days. In addition, there will be an administrative investigation in accordance with the provisions of The Police Act, 1990, 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. Scott Shane ASH will make his first court appearance on the criminal charges in Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022.