Calgary, AB,

Police officer charged with impaired driving

An off-duty Calgary Police Service officer has been charged with impaired driving after being stopped at a Checkstop last evening.

At approximately 11:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, the officer was stopped at a Checkstop located at Elbow Drive and 47 Avenue S.W., and subsequently charged.

The officer was off-duty, but was believed to have been in attendance at a CPS-hosted conference earlier in the day.

Amanda HILL, a 20-year constable with the Service, has been charged with one count of impaired driving.

She has been relieved from duty with pay pending further review.

Details of this incident and charges are being released in the interest of public transparency.

The charged officer is afforded the right to a fair trial, as is any member of the public, and will receive the appropriate supports from the Service during the court process.