MLA Pat Pimm quits caucus after arrest

Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm has resigned as a parliamentary secretary for natural gas development and quit the B.C. Liberal caucus after being arrested in a domestic dispute at his home Sunday.

Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm (centre)

Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm has resigned as a parliamentary secretary for natural gas development and quit the B.C. Liberal caucus after being arrested in a domestic dispute at his home Sunday.

Pimm was released Monday morning after spending the night in RCMP holding cells in Fort St. John, the B.C. Liberal party said in a statement Monday.

Pimm issued 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.”

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