Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Police Officer Found Guilty of Impaired Driving in Prince Albert

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Police Officer Found Guilty of Impaired Driving in Prince Albert

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Saskatchewan police officer guilty of impaired driving

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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. - A Saskatchewan police officer has been found guilty of impaired driving and has been suspended from duty with pay.

Const. Brett Henry, who has worked for the Prince Albert Police Service for 14 years, had pleaded not guilty and said he was under the legal limit on the night of March 2, 2017, and into the morning of March 3.

He told court he consumed five schooners of beer and seven mixed drinks containing scotch and amaretto at two different bars before driving to a third location, but that he wasn't impaired.

Provincial court Judge Hugh Harradence said Henry's testimony was inconsistent and unreliable.

Harradence added that he believed witness testimony from several people, including bartenders and servers, who saw Henry on the night in question and told court he seemed unsteady on his feet and slurred his speech. …

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