Ontario Cop Charged With Third DUI, Still Has Job


NORTH BAY, Ont. — A police officer in North Bay has now been arrested on three separate occasions for driving while intoxicated.

According to a report from Bay Today, Constable Steve Taylor of the North Bay police was arrested again this week after he was found to have a high level of alcohol in his blood stream.

From the report (h/t Jeff Turl):


Taylor will appear in court July 28 on the new charges, laid by North Bay police yesterday evening.

He’ll appear in court October 16th to face trial on an earlier charge of failing to provide a breath sample laid by the OPP in December.

Chief Paul Cook told BayToday that the incident was “off-duty”.

Cook also says he’s laid a Chief’s Complaint against Taylor under the Police Services Act. That internal investigation will be carried out by Sgt. Noel Coulas.

The Chief says he won’t comment on the specifics of the new charges as they are now before the courts and he doesn’t want to jeopardize the investigation.

Taylor had been assigned to administrative duties at the police station related to a previous incident.