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Off-duty Newmarket officer charged with impaired

The officer was given a roadside breath demand on Clearmeadow Drive yesterday afternoon
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York Regional Police has charged an off-duty officer with an impaired-related criminal driving offence.

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, just after 1:30 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Clearmeadow Drive in the Town of Newmarket. The driver of the vehicle, Const. Ryan Harrison, was given a roadside breath demand that registered a fail. He was arrested and has been charged with 80 plus.

Ryan Harrison, 35, of the Town of Newmarket, has been a member of York Regional Police since 2004. He has previously worked in the Guns, Gangs and Drug Enforcement Unit and has been off on a leave of absence since November 2018.

“York Regional Police is committed to transparency and is accountable to our community,” Chief Eric Jolliffe said. “When we charge a member with a criminal offence, that information is released to our community as a part of that commitment.”