A Vancouver area RCMP officer has been sentenced to 60 days in jail — to be served on weekends — after pleading guilty to two impaired driving charges.
Vernon James Wilson, 56, also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing bodily harm and driving while prohibited.
He was also fined $1,100, put on two years probation, banned from driving for two years and handed a lifetime ban from consuming alcohol.
Wilson had been suspended from the force without pay since November 2009 after he was stopped in a car by police after he was seen urinating in a public place near Spanish Banks.
A breathalyzer test showed his blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit and he was subsequently charged.
One month earlier, Wilson flipped a vehicle on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Vancouver while impaired, injuring two passengers.
The judge said Wednesday that the sentencing took into consideration Wilson's remorse for the offences and that fact that he has undergone treatment for alcoholism.
Wilson has been an RCMP officer for 16 years and will undergo an internal disciplinary hearing which could see him fired from the force.
Both impaired driving offences occurred while he was off duty.