Police Arrest Police, Charged with Impaired Operation


(SUDBURY, ON) – On February 14, 2020 at approximately 1:50 a.m., members of the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 at Long Lake Road in the City of Greater Sudbury.

The investigation revealed the driver had been consuming alcohol and after failing a roadside test was subsequently transported to the Greater Sudbury Police Service for further testing.


Robert MCKNIGHT, 32-years-of-age, has been charged with the following:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol or drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC).
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC.

The accused is a member of the OPP and is currently in his eighth year serving at the Manitoulin OPP Detachment. The officer was off-duty at the time of the collision.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on March 25, 2020 in Sudbury.


3 Replies to “Police Arrest Police, Charged with Impaired Operation”

  1. Shameful and disgusting.
    The poorest of example to all.
    With all the best and wide spread help available , free of charge, to law enforcement, if this guy has a ‘problem’- I dont feel sorry for him

  2. Hope the judge throws the book at this one. How many impaired drivers did he arrest in his 8 years as a cop? Being a cop, he should know better than anyone the devastation that impaired driving causes.

  3. Possibly a case of assuming to be above the law, or a person in crisis?

    I venture to say that he will not lose his job due to this. He’ll be sent to a facility for rehab for a couple months, receive full pay in the meantime and be returned to work at possibly a slightly lower pay rate.

    I doubt very much there will be any “example setting” in this instance.

    In some respects, I feel for the cop. Just think of all the shit they put up with, all the hard work they do arresting criminals only to have gutless judges and JPs releasing the scum within hours or days. That would be enough to drive anyone to drink.

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