Well-known Toronto police officer charged with impaired driving in Richmond Hill

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A spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service said that Insp. Chris Boddy was suspended with pay after he was charged with impaired driving in late August. (Twitter - image credit)
A spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service said that Insp. Chris Boddy was suspended with pay after he was charged with impaired driving in late August. (Twitter - image credit)

A well-known Toronto police officer was arrested and charged with impaired driving in Richmond Hill last month, York Regional Police said Friday.

Insp. Chris Boddy, a 30-year veteran who was the face of the Toronto Police Service's 2019 gun buyback program, appeared in court in Newmarket this week, York police said.

A Toronto police spokesperson told CBC News that Boddy was suspended with pay as a result of the charge. The incident occurred on Aug. 29.

Boddy was most recently assigned as second-in-command of the force's Wellness Unit.

He was also active on social media, with 44,000 people following him on Twitter.

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