Indo-Canadian policeman charged with drunken driving

Toronto:An Indo-Canadian Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer from the Canadian city of Burnaby has been charged with two counts of impaired driving, a media report said.

Burnaby RCMP detachment said constable Paul Pabla is accused in two incidents — both of which took place while he was off-duty, a report in The Link said on Sunday.

“Given that the matters are before the court, no further comment will be provided at this time,” the detachment was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, Pabla has been suspended and internal Code of Conduct investigations have been launched against him.

The officer is scheduled to appear in provincial court in the Canadian city of Surrey on March 3 and later on March 10.