Cornwall police officer found guilty of drunk driving

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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.

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