Police commander convicted of drunk driving

A Montreal police commander has been convicted of drunk driving, fined $1300 and barred from driving for a year.

It was restaurant workers who called 9-1-1 when Estelle Landry rolled out of a boozy retirement party for a colleague last April.

Patrol officers eventually tracked the commander's car to her house, where her husband at first denied she was home. When she did come to the door, the officers noted that she appeared impaired.

Although no breathalyser was administered, Landry pleaded guilty to drunk driving.

Landry must now face the force's disciplinary committee, where firing is not an automatic response to this kind of conviction.

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  1. joeN posted on 01/14/2014 08:08 AM
    WHy did they not arrest and grossly fine her husband for obstructing a police officer in the course of his investigation??? Seems like double standards, rules for cops and then abuse for the regular citizen.
  2. ric posted on 01/14/2014 08:37 AM
    What is it that people don't get about drinking and driving? Maybe she shouldn't get fired, but she should be dealt with harshly, after all she is a cop.
  3. Paul Broomfield posted on 01/14/2014 09:49 AM
    I had no idea that SPVM police officers were allowed to serve while having a criminal record.

    How many SPVM police officers have a criminal record?
  4. Murray posted on 01/14/2014 11:19 AM
    She could always run for mayor of Toronto.
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