Toronto cop arrested for drunk driving after hit and run
An off-duty Toronto police officer was slammed with nearly half a dozen charges after he allegedly crashed into another vehicle, fled from police, and refused to provide a breath sample in downtown Toronto.
The incident occurred on Monday at approximately 3:45 a.m., when the off-duty officer was driving his own vehicle in the area of Shuter Street and Parliament Street.
According to police, the officer allegedly struck a parked vehicle on Shuter Street before fleeing and continuing to drive southbound on Parliament Street.
Although police did manage to locate the vehicle, the driver didn't immediately stop for police. The driver was eventually pulled over at King Street and Sumach Street.
The officer was then placed under arrest, at which time he refused to provide a breath sample.
Constable Michael Juma, who has 14 years of service under his belt, was charged with dangerous operation of a conveyance, fail to stop for police, refuse breath demand, impaired operation of a conveyance, and fail to remain at scene of accident.
The 49-year-old veteran has been suspended with pay as per the Police Services Act.
He is scheduled to appear in court on May 2.
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