David Griffin, a 45-year-veteran of the Summerside Police Services in Prince Edward Island, Canada, was serving as the chapter president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada until June, when he was charged with impaired driving.
Andrew Murie, the organization’s CEO, said charges were brought against Griffin this week. Despite the recent allegations, Murie said Griffin had served the organization well.
"He was a great volunteer. He led that chapter and was engaged with the organization," Murie told Huffington Post. "You couldn't have asked for a more model volunteer."
Murie said he’s never encountered an instance like this. "This is the first time we've had a volunteer charged with impaired driving, where we've had to ask them to leave the organization," he said.
Griffin is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 27 and hasn’t entered a plea yet, The Guardian reported. Murie told reporters there that he he didn’t think it would impact the organization. “I think that people will be understanding. These things happen in life and it is unfortunate and it is unfortunate that it happened to us and he is a former police officer as well,” he said.
“He’s a good guy. I feel awful about it.”