(THEGUARDIAN.PE.CA) — David Griffin has resigned as president of MADD East Prince County after being charged with the very crime that the organization lobbies against.

Griffin, a former deputy chief with Summerside Police Services and a 45-year veteran of the force, was the volunteer president of the local chapter when, in June, he was charged with impaired driving.

The 65-year-old immediately notified MADD Canada and resigned from his post, said Andrew Murie, the organization’s CEO, on Tuesday.

“We have protocols for volunteers, for staff, for anybody involved in the organization,” said Murie. “Any infractions involving any kind of driving offence, especially impaired driving, means you can no longer work or volunteer for the organization.”

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