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High-ranking Toronto police officer charged with impaired driving | CBC News

A high-ranking officer with the Toronto Police Service has been charged with impaired driving after a crash in Pickering, Ont., on Thursday night.

Supt. Riyaz Hussein, who leads the pressure’s disciplinary hearings workplace, is now dealing with fees of impaired driving, careless driving and having open liquor in a car, Toronto police confirmed in a information launch.

In a video posted on Twitter Friday, Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt stated there was a crash Thursday on Highway 401 eastbound, close to Brock Road, when a automobile drove into the again of a supply truck.

The automobile’s driver, a 54-year-old Pickering man, failed a roadside alcohol take a look at, Schmidt stated. He was taken to hospital with minor accidents and “after being medically cleared,” then offered a breath pattern, which led to the fees.

Toronto police stated within the information launch that Hussein has been with the pressure for 33 years and that he has been suspended with pay.

He is scheduled to look in court docket in Oshawa, Ont., on Feb. 10.

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