Manitoba Judge Resigns After Impaired Driving Arrest

Manitoba Judge Resigns After Impaired Driving Arrest

By David Klassen

Law Courts Gavel ScalesA Manitoba judge has resigned after being charged with impaired driving.

Provincial court Judge Michel Chartier was arrested by RCMP near Carberry last weekend.

He blew a blood alcohol lever over .08 and will appear in Brandon court on March 24.

In a statement, Chief Judge Ken Champagne said: “Public confidence in and respect for the judiciary are essential to an effective justice system. Therefore, while the resignation of Michel Chartier from the court is regrettable, by having resigned today, he has done the honourable thing, recognizing that the charges brought against him would significantly undermine public confidence in the judiciary.”

Chartier was immediately placed on leave from his job prior to resigning.

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