MLA Pat Pimm resigns from B.C. Liberal caucus following arrest for domestic incident
Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm has resigned from the B.C. government caucus after being arrested for a "domestic incident".
According to a statement released by the B.C. Liberal caucus today (June 27), Pimm was arrested by Fort St. John RCMP on Sunday night and released this morning.
"Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm has resigned from Caucus and resigned his parliamentary secretary post effectively immediately," said caucus chair Ron Cantelon in a statement.
The government caucus will review the matter once the legal process is complete, said Cantelon.
Pimm released the following statement:
Last night, I was involved in a dispute with my wife, that led to police involvement, and I was held in custody overnight.
I have decided to take a leave from Caucus and resign my Parliamentary Secretary post effective immediately.
It’s time for me to work on family and personal issues.
I am very proud to serve the constituents of Peace River North and will continue to work hard to represent their interests in Victoria.