South Peace News
A former High Prairie RCMP officer currently serving in McLennan has pleaded guilty to a second charge.
Anita Lee Doktor appeared in High Prairie provincial court Oct. 15 and pleaded guilty to assaulting a peace officer in connection with an incident June 1 in McLennan.
Doktor will be sentenced in the same court Feb. 14.
Duty counsel Harry Jong spoke as an agent for Doktor’s lawyer, Shannon Gunn Emery.
“She wants to put sentencing over for three months,”Jong said.
“She expects sentencing may take up to three hours.”
Doktor signed an agreed statement of facts as she appeared in court for the first time.
“Her lawyer says there’s going to be an application for a discharge as part of sentencing,” Jong said.
Doktor was suspended from driving for one year from Oct. 15, after pleading guilty Sept. 24 to a charge of driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol content exceeding 80 mg.
Sentencing was first scheduled for Feb. 12. At that time, Gunn Emery expected sentencing to take two hours.
Doktor also pleaded guilty to the assault charge but her plea was not accepted by Judge D.R. Shynkar after the facts were disputed.
Hurich said Doktor “struck” an officer in the chest when the case was discussed Oct. 1.
Doktor was a corporal with McLennan RCMP when she was charged June 1.
“[Police] were dispatched to a convenience store where a complainant observed a female individual drive into the parking lot, exit the vehicle and enter the store,” says a news release from RCMP K Division media relations officer Fraser Logan.
“The complainant suspected the individual was impaired by alcohol but was unsuccessful in convincing her to turn over her vehicle keys.”
As a result, High Prairie RCMP were called to assist.
“Upon arrival, the attending officers recognized the suspected impaired driver as being Cpl. Anita Doktor who was subsequently investigated and charged for impaired driving.”