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CAO openly apologizes to the public

District of Sooke CAO Evan Parliament is apologizing to the public for a poor lack of judgement. On  June 15, he was stopped by the RCMP for a minor traffic infraction and was then asked to blow into the breathalizer and the result was a “fail.”

He has been given a administrative sanction by the  Superintendent of Motor Vehicles and has had his license suspended for 30 days and his vehicle impounded for 90 days. He was not charged under the Criminal Code but rather received a charge under the Motor Vehicles Act.

“I’m serving my penalty now,” said Parliament. “I take full ownership, full responsibility. “

Parliament said he is offering his services to the RCMP and will share his story with others.

“This is the first time, the only time,” he said.

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