High-ranking Peel Police officer charged in RIDE spot-check

Det.-Sgt. Brian Collins, a high-ranking Peel Regional Police officer has been suspended with pay after he was charged during a RIDE spot-check.

Collins, 59, who works in the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau, was charged with having over 80 milligrams of alcohol in his system per 100 millilitres of blood, a charge under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Halton Regional Police were conducting a RIDE spot-check around 8 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 21) at Upper Middle Road and Highway 407 in Burlington when they arrested Collins during a “traffic stop.”

Halton police say Collins lives in Watertown.

Peel Sgt. Josh Colley confirmed Collins is a detective-sergeant with the force and has been suspended with pay under the provisions of the Police Services Act.

Collins has been with the force for several years and was promoted to his current rank in 2007.