A Haldimand OPP officer is facing charges relating to a police chase that ended with a car crash in Binbrook.
Const. Lauren Cheeseman, 26, has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm, the Special Investigations Unit announced Thursday.
Cheeseman will appear in Hamilton court on March 20.
The SIU says the officer was following a vehicle being driven by a 29-year-old man on Dec. 21, 2015.
Just before 8:30 p.m., the vehicle being followed approached an intersection in Binbrook, which was closed because of an earlier fatal crash, and crashed into another vehicle.
A 58-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl in the second vehicle were taken to hospital. The 58-year-old driver was seriously injured, while the 17-year-old passenger was treated and released.
At the time, the SIU said Hamilton police had closed Highway 56 and Kirk Road around 8 p.m. after a pedestrian had been struck and killed.
Half an hour later, the OPP notified Hamilton police that a robbery suspect was heading toward that intersection in a vehicle, the SIU had said.
The Spectator reported the OPP had responded to an armed robbery at the Bank of Montreal on Argyle Street in Caledonia around 4 p.m. that day.
At the time, the OPP said police spotted the suspect vehicle heading north on Highway 56 around 8:15 p.m. and started following it.
After the crash, the 29-year-old robbery suspect was arrested at the scene. The Spectator identified him as Kyle Heath.
The SIU is the provincial agency that investigates incidents involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.http://www.thespec.com/news-story/71684 ... -binbrook/