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.