08/05/2015 15:05 EDT | Updated 08/05/2016 01:12 EDT

MADD P.E.I. chapter president resigns after impaired driving charges

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — The CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada says the president of one of its Prince Edward Island chapters has resigned after being charged with impaired driving.

Andrew Murie says David Griffin, who was a police officer for 45 years, was charged with impaired driving in June and immediately resigned as volunteer president of MADD's East Prince County chapter.

Murie says formal charges were laid this week.

He says he was shocked and disappointed, but also has some compassion for Griffin, who he says did great work for the organization during his three years as president.

Murie says in his 18 years as CEO of MADD, he's never dealt with an incident like this.



The Canadian Press