Here you go, Ratch. A West Vancouver police officer who crashed her car last year while off duty and with a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit is still in line for promotion, says the department. CBC News (CBC/North Shore News) Const. Lisa Alford ran into another car in Burnaby early in the morning on Nov. 26, 2005. She pleaded guilty to driving with a blood-alcohol level of more than .08, and was sentenced to a one-year driving suspension. West Vancouver police spokesman Cpl. Fred Harding said Thursday that Alford is second in line for a promotion at the department because she's a good officer, despite the conviction. "This one incident, we all know - and she knows more than anybody - it fell well below the standard that is expected. It fell well below the standard that she would like to present to anybody. But in every other aspect of her policing career and personal life, she performs exemplarily." Harding says Alford is currently working at a desk job, on a system that shares information between police forces. Drinking happened at police station West Vancouver police Chief Scott Armstrong said Alford had been drinking with colleagues after work at the West Vancouver police station before her accident. He said such drinking sessions happened occasionally on police premises, and were sanctioned by the force. He said he had even attended some of the parties himself. After Alford's conviction, he put an end to the events, he said. MADD not happy The national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says she's disappointed a police officer would get behind the wheel after drinking. However, Karen Dunham is restrained in her criticism of the officer's behaviour. "Of course it's disappointing for us. We work hard to get the message out there that if you're going to consume alcohol, you don't get behind the wheel." Dunham said any punishment on the job is an issue to be dealt by police department. Armstrong said Alford did face a disciplinary hearing and was disciplined, but isn't saying what her punishment was. She was put up for promotion after the incident, and the chief said she will get a promotion when a position becomes available. ................... Funny. If I lose MY license, I lose my job, even after 18 YEARS OF SERVICE. It must to be nice to know that no matter how badly you screw up, the wagons will be circled in your defence, and you'll still be in line for a promotion.