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 South MLA Blair Lekstrom (right) and former premier Gordon Campbell tour natural gas facilities in 2009.

Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm (centre), Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom (right) and former premier Gordon Campbell tour natural gas facilities in 2009.

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.”