Off-duty RCMP officer charged with impaired driving

A Nova Scotia RCMP officer has been charged with impaired driving following a traffic stop in Kings County.

Mounties say an officer stopped a vehicle on Highway 101 in Auburn on Dec. 24.

The driver, who police say was an off-duty RCMP officer, was arrested and later released.

Police say Scott MacMillan was charged with impaired driving and refusing a breath demand on Jan. 4, and is due to appear in Kentville provincial court on Feb. 14.

Mounties say the corporal has been placed on administrative leave and an internal Code of Conduct investigation is underway.

MacMillan is a member of the RCMP Southwest Nova Major Crimes Unit and has 26 years of service.