SUMMERSIDE — The case of veteran Summerside city police officer charged with impaired driving will be back in court in January.
Prince County Courthouse.
David Allan Murphy didn’t appear in Summerside provincial court Thursday morning for arraignment on charges of impaired driving and refusing a breathalyzer demand.
Instead, his lawyer requested an adjournment until January, at which time Murphy is expected to enter pleas on the two charges.
No facts were presented in court.
The 46-year-old corporal, a 22-veteran of the Summerside force, was charged following a two-vehicle collision on Nov. 5.
Police were called to accident, which occurred at the corner of Central Street and Pope Road, at 1:30 p.m. that day. There was extensive damage to both vehicles and a Sumerside woman was taken to Prince County Hospital and later released.
Murphy, the alleged driver of one of the vehicles involved, was off-duty at the time of the collision and was immediately taken into custody.
Since the investigation involved one of their own, Summerside Police Services called RCMP to assist and has since launched an internal code of conduct investigation.
At the time of the collision, Murphy had been on extended leave for almost a year.
He is scheduled to be back in court at 9 a.m. on Jan. 17.