Patrick Book, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (CKOM News Talk Radio) – A 40 year-old RCMP member accused of driving with alcohol in his system appeared in court this morning.
RCMP say 12 year veteran Brent Jolson was not in uniform and was off-duty when he crashed a marked vehicle into a culvert near Lumsden in early May. The vehicle was wrecked and the Mounties say a “road-side screening device” told them Jolson has alcohol in his system. On that basis his license was suspended for 24 hours. He was also charged with breaching his probation, which stemmed from a previous conviction for assault. One of his conditions was to stay away from alcohol.
Jolson has been granted an adjournment for a month and a half while he looks for a lawyer.