BRITISH COLUMBIA

Vancouver police officer under investigation for impaired driving

11/19/2014 01:50 EST | Updated 01/19/2015 05:59 EST
LADNER, B.C. - The conduct of a Vancouver police officer is being probed after police in Delta, B.C., determined he had consumed alcohol.

Delta Police are now tasked with looking into the officer's actions under the provincial Police Act, at the request of the Vancouver Police Department.

The investigation stems from a Nov. 6 driving complaint in Ladner that resulted in police making a traffic stop.

Ass. Sgt. Sarah Swallow says the driver failed a roadside screening test, and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and had his car impounded for 30 days.

She says that during the incident Delta Police were made aware the driver was a police officer with the Vancouver Police Department.

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner has also been notified.