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Saskatchewan RCMP officer charged with impaired driving after collision with pedestrian

(The StarPhoenix) – A 32-year-old RCMP officer who was off-duty at the time is facing a charge of impaired driving and driving over .08 after a collision in North Battleford between a vehicle and pedestrian.

North Battleford RCMP were called on July 3 at 12:45 a.m. about a collision, at which time officers began an impaired driving investigation.

Tyson Drabinasty, 32, is scheduled to appear Aug. 15 in North Battleford provincial court. Drabinasty is currently posted in the city.

The evidence at the scene did not support charges related to the pedestrian’s injuries, said RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Paul Dawson. The pedestrian suffered minor injuries.

Drabinasty remains on duty while the case goes through the courts.

“Obviously he is not allowed to drive, so his duties would reflect that reality,” Dawson said.

Drabinasty also faces an internal code-of-conduct investigation. A member’s conduct on and off the job is governed by The RCMP Act and Drabinasty could face internal disciplinary action depending on the outcome of the investigation.

“He has his day in court like anyone else, and then there could be sanctions imposed in relation to the RCMP code of conduct,” Dawson said.

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