Cornwall Standard Freeholder
26 April 2010
Posted By Michael Peeling
CORNWALL – A local police officer pled guilty to impaired driving charges Monday.
Consequently, Cornwall Community Police Service Det.-Const. Emma Wilson-King, 45, of South Stormont was fined $1,000 for a finding of guilt on the charge of exceeding a blood alcohol content of 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres.
Wilson-King, a resident of South Stormont, was given 90 days to pay the fine.
Justice Charles Anderson also ordered the 45-year-old woman be prohibited from driving for the next 12 months.
The officer was found behind the wheel of a parked car at the side of County Road 15 (Avonmore Road) on Feb. 1 by Ontario Provincial Police officers responding to a call.
A man in the vehicle with Wilson-King got out of the car and gestured to the officers.
The ensuing investigation ended with Wilson-King being arrested and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and over .80.
Wilson-King took personal leave from her job after the arrest, but returned to work within a few days to be assigned to administrative duties only.
Because Wilson-King has been convicted, Cornwall Community Police Service Staff Sgt. Garry Derochie of the Professional Standards Bureau is investigating the matter.
Derochie said the conviction could possibly lead to a charge of serious misconduct under the Ontario Police Services Act, but the investigation will likely take a few weeks.