A York Regional Police officer has been suspended with pay after being charged with impaired driving while off-duty, CP24 has learned.

The incident happened shortly after midnight on Jan. 11

Ontario Provincial Police told CP24 they stopped a 42-year-old driver who was travelling south in the northbound lanes of Highway 400 near Forbes Road in Barrie.

The accused is a frontline patrol officer in Georgina who has been on the force since 2004, YRP spokesperson Const. Andy Pattenden confirmed.

Colin Smith of Tiny Township has been charged with impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and failing to provide a breath sample.

He is scheduled to make a court appearance in Barrie on January 25.

- With files from Courtney Heels