Senior Toronto police officer pleads guilty to impaired driving

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Senior Toronto police officer pleads guilty to impaired driving

Superintendent Riyaz Hussein also faces disciplinary charges from his police department following the January 2022 criminal charges.

A Toronto police superintendent who headed that police force's disciplinary hearings committee has pleaded guilty to a charge of impaired driving following an accident east of Toronto earlier this year.

According to the Oshawa court, Superintendent Riyaz Hussein pleaded guilty to driving when his alcohol level was low. greater than 80 mg per 100 ml of blood.

At the wheel of his vehicle, Riyaz Hussein then hit the back of a delivery truck in January in Pickering, Ontario.

He admitted his guilt at the early October.

Mr. Hussein was sentenced to a one-year driving ban and a $1,560 fine. The additional charges of reckless driving and uncovered possession of alcohol in a vehicle have however been dropped.

In addition to this criminal conviction, Riyaz Hussein will also have to appear in court. #x27;a disciplinary hearing at the Toronto Police Court, but no date has yet been set.

Sources previously told the CBC network that Mr. Hussein was driving an unmarked police vehicle assigned to him at the time of the accident.

Riyaz Hussein has been with the Toronto Police Service for 33 years and was suspended with pay following this accident.

With information from Jean-Philippe Nadeau and CBC

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