RPS officer pleads guilty to drinking and driving

A Regina Police officer has pleaded guilty to impaired driving and has been sentenced.

Back on August 21st, officers responded to a collision on Lewvan Drive at Harbour Landing Drive where no one was hurt, but Scott Ash was charged with three counts of impaired driving.

Ash was originally charged with leaving the scene of a crime because it as thought the incident was a hit and run.

He pleaded guilty to driving while over .08 in court on Thursday and is facing a $3,000 fine and one year driving ban.

RPS did put Ash on administrative leave when he was charged. Even though the criminal process is over, Ash will remain off duty while an administrative investigation is performed by the professional standards section.

This will decide what sanction will be laid, ranging from a formal warning letter, to suspension without pay, to being fired. The final decision will be up to Chief Evan Bray.

The investigation is expected to wrap up by the end of the year.

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