RCMP of­fi­cer charged

Macmil­lan ac­cused of re­fus­ing breathal­yser, im­paired driv­ing; pleads not guilty

Annapolis Valley Register - - EXTRAS - BY KIRK STARRATT KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA KENTVILLE, NS kstar­ratt@kingscountynews.ca

An RCMP of­fi­cer charged with re­fus­ing the breathal­yser and im­paired driv­ing has pleaded not guilty and will stand trial in Septem­ber.

Cpl. Scott Fred­er­ick Macmil­lan, 47, of Kentville, was not present in Kentville pro­vin­cial court on Feb. 14. His de­fence lawyer, Chris Man­ning, en­tered not guilty pleas to the charges on Macmil­lan’s be­half. The mat­ters were ad­journed to Sept. 20 for trial.

Ac­cord­ing to a Jan. 9 news re­lease from the RCMP, a mem­ber of the Kings District RCMP ini­ti­ated a traf­fic stop on a ve­hi­cle on High­way 101 in Auburn on Dec. 24, 2016. The driver was Macmil­lan, an off-duty mem­ber of the RCMP.

Macmil­lan, a mem­ber of the RCMP South­west Nova Ma­jor Crimes Unit, was re­leased from cus­tody on Dec. 24. On Jan. 4, he was charged with op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle while im­paired by al­co­hol and fail­ing with­out rea­son­able ex­cuse to com­ply with a de­mand made to him by a po­lice of­fi­cer to pro­vide sam­ples of his breath for anal­y­sis to de­ter­mine the con­cen­tra­tion, if any, of al­co­hol in his blood.

Macmil­lan, who has 26 years of ser­vice, is cur­rently on ad­min­is­tra­tive leave. The RCMP ini­ti­ated an in­ter­nal Code of Con­duct in­ves­ti­ga­tion in re­la­tion to Macmil­lan’s con­duct in Jan­uary.

Charges against Macmil­lan have not been proven in court.

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