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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.”

On June 5, according to information recently filed with the provincial court in Summerside, Griffin was stopped by a city police officer and charged with two alcohol-related driving offences.

He is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Summerside on Aug. 27 at 9 a.m.

Griffin has not yet entered a plea.

When contacted Griffin did not wish to comment.

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Im not a supporter of MADD in any way. For the very reason its founder, Candace Lightner, left the organization in 1985. Her words from a Washington Post article in 2002 ""It has become far more neo-prohibitionist than I had ever wanted or envisioned. I didn't start MADD to deal with alcohol. I started MADD to deal with the issue of drunk driving."

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