No Charges Laid Against OPP officer Involved in a Collision
The Special Investigations Unit says a provincial police officer was driving in a careless manner when her cruiser slammed into a car that had slowed for a construction zone in eastern Ontario.
Even so, Ontario's Police watchdog agency says the evidence was insufficient to lay any criminal charges in the October 2016 incident on the 401 near Gananoque.
The SIU says the OPP cruiser was traveling at 75 kilometres per hour when it struck the car, which had slowed to 12 kilometres per hour, pushing it forward into a vehicle ahead.
The driver of the car suffered a fractured vertebrae and several rib fractures.
SIU director Tony Loparco says the evidence indicated the OPP officer wasn't distracted by her mobile station or her cellphone.