Fredericton Police officer convicted of impaired driving faces new charges

A Fredericton Police officer found guilty of impaired driving earlier this year is facing new charges, including break and enter.

40-year-old Darrell Ian Brewer of Fredericton appeared in provincial court Tuesday for a bail hearing for breaching his undertaking, and it was adjourned to Thursday.

The Daily Gleaner reports Brewer was charged Tuesday with break, enter, and mischief at a northside residence, as well as intent to maintain communication with a female complainant, attempting to induce her by threats to disclose her address to a third party.

The paper also reports a publication ban requested by the Crown was granted to protect the complainant's identity, and Brewer is remanded into custody until his bail hearing.

Brewer was charged with impaired driving in August 2015 after he crashed his motorcycle and was convicted in April.

A judge is scheduled to rule on September 21st on an application for a curative treatment discharge, which could allow Brewer to avoid a criminal record.

He was suspended with pay following his arrest on the impaired driving charge, but returned to active administrative duty last December.

City spokesperson Heidi Cyr told the paper Brewer was suspended with pay once again on May 8th, following his conviction.