QUEBEC — A Quebec City suburb has temporarily lost its police chief because he’s been busted on drinking and driving charges.
The top cop in Levis, Que., Jean-Francois Roy, was stopped while driving downtown and he allegedly failed a breathalyser test.
The 55-year-old chief has been temporarily suspended from his duties and is being replaced by his deputy.
The suburban mayor held a news conference Thursday to express her administration’s dismay.
“It’s a shock,” said Danielle Roy-Marinelli, the mayor of Levis.
“This isn’t something we like. It’s unacceptable for a police chief to be in a situation like this.
“Because, naturally, a police chief is a powerful symbol in a community. He assures the safety of citizens. So the entire police service is in shock, too.”
One report said the arrest happened after a citizen noticed someone driving erratically and called the cops.
The police officers that arrested Roy — in Quebec City — do not belong to the force he commands in suburban Levis.