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A former mayor of Prince Albert was found guilty Friday of drunk driving.

Provincial court Judge Earl Kalenith fined Don Cody $600 and suspended his licence for one year.

Mr. Cody, 68, was arrested March 26, 2003, at his house for suspected impaired driving after a car was spotted weaving down a road. He was not immediately charged, which led to accusations of a cover up.

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During the trial, court heard that Mr. Cody was pulled over, two constables took him to the police station for a breath sample. But the sample wasn't taken and he was instead driven to the home of then- police chief John Quinn.

He was only charged after police from Regina were called in to investigate.

Mr. Cody testified during his trial that he had been drinking that day, but wasn't impaired.

Former chief Quinn and two senior officers were suspended immediately after the case became public. Mr. Quinn resigned last August.

The officers, Staff Sergeant Kelly Liebrecht and Inspector Norm Bergen, each face a charge of obstruction, as well as a combined 15 charges under the Police Act. Their trial on the criminal obstruction charges is scheduled for May. The Police Act charges will be dealt with after the criminal trial is finished.

Mr. Cody held the mayor's seat for nine years but lost it in a civic election last October.

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