L&A OPP member charged with Careless Driving in Highway 401

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L&A OPP member charged with Careless Driving in Highway 401

Postby Thomas » Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:27 pm

L&A OPP member charged with Careless Driving in Highway 401 collision

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have provided more details about two motor vehicle collisions involving an officer with the Lennox and Addington County Detachment.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have provided more details about two motor vehicle collisions involving an officer with the Lennox and Addington County Detachment.

OPP Media Relations Officer, Acting Sergeant (A-Sgt.) Aaron Miller confirmed that OPP attended a three-vehicle collision on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, where two OPP vehicles were involved. There were no injuries.

As a result of the investigation, he confirmed that a 42-year-old Lennox and Addington County Detachment member was charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023.

Further, Miller confirmed that on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, officers responded to a two-vehicle collision involving a police vehicle on Highway 41. As a result, a 42-year-old member from the Lennox and Addington County Detachment was charged with interfering with traffic under the Highway Traffic Act.

Miller has contacted colleagues for further clarification on when the interference with traffic charge was laid.

According to Section 130.1 of the HTA, “every person is guilty of the offence of driving carelessly who drives a vehicle or street car on a highway without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway.”

In Ontario, people found guilty of this charge face a penalty of six demerit points, a set fine of $400.00 to a maximum of $2,000.00, a possible six-month jail sentence, and a possible two-year license suspension.

Violating Section 170.12 of the HTA, “interfere with traffic,” comes with a set fine of $50.00.

As reported earlier, on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, Kingstonist received a report from a concerned citizen indicating that, on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, two OPP officers had a civilian vehicle stopped on Highway 401, east of Odessa. When a third officer — a sergeant who was allegedly observed to be driving “nearly double the speed limit” — then attended the “traffic stop already being taken care of,” that officer “hit another vehicle before colliding with a police cruiser and came very close to striking two police officers.”

For over a week, Kingstonist contacted OPP communications on numerous occasions in an attempt to verify the facts surrounding this story, but received no answer confirming or denying the allegations until after initial coverage was published.

Kingstonist has learned the name of this sergeant but has chosen to withhold it due to lack of confirmation.

Miller indicated that “the OPP does not name individuals when they’ve been charged with provincial matters only. We will name someone when they’re charged with criminal AND provincial offences. We will not be confirming the member’s name.”

In response to questions, Miller further explained, “Since this matter involved Highway Traffic Act (HTA) charges and there were no serious injuries, we do not release or confirm the identity of the charged person. This also applies to members of the public charged under the HTA.”

While the OPP did not explicitly confirm that the 42-year-old officer involved in each collision was the same officer, Miller did say that “the member remains on active duty.”

Kingstonist has requested further information about the incidents, including whether a field sobriety test was conducted, the total cost of damage to vehicles, and whether his remaining on active duty means the member was still behind the wheel of a cruiser.

Miller stated that a field sobriety test is “only conducted when investigating officers have reason to believe a driver is impaired,” and that, outside of finding out about the date the interference with traffic charge was laid, OPP “cannot release further [information].”

Kingstonist has confirmed with the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) that they have no report of the incidents in question and that there is no SIU investigation into those incidents at this time.

Update (Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, at 3:10 p.m.) At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) issued a press release on this matter. The press release explained that the November 30 collision occurred near Shannonville Road on Highway 401. It also indicated that the police sergeant charged as a result of that collision has spent “18 years in service” with the OPP. All other details in the press release were previously reported by Kingstonist.

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L&A OPP Officer charged in highway collision involving detac

Postby Thomas » Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:28 pm

A Lennox and Addington County OPP officer has been charged in connection to a recent collision.

This happened on November 30, 2023, when the police were conducting a traffic stop on Highway 401 near Shannonville Road. Three vehicles were part of the incident, two of them belonging to police.

Because of this, a 42-year-old member with 18 years of service has been charged with careless driving contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

https://www.napaneetoday.ca/2023/12/13/80611/
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Senior OPP officer charged following traffic collisions in N

Postby Thomas » Sat Dec 16, 2023 3:29 pm

Senior OPP officer charged following traffic collisions in Napanee, on Highway 401

The officer was driving an OPP cruiser during collisions that took place in Napanee and on Highway 401.

A senior Ontario Provincial Police officer has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act after two collisions while operating cruisers in the past four months.

The first collision took place on Aug. 1 at about 4:30 p.m., on Highway 41 near Richmond Boulevard and the Highway 401 on and off ramps. The OPP said that in this case, two vehicles were involved and there were no injuries reported to police. The 42-year-old officer with 18 years of service was charged with interfering with traffic under the Highway Traffic Act.

https://www.thewhig.com/news/senior-opp ... in-cruiser

https://www.iheartradio.ca/580-cfra/kin ... 1.20949727

https://www.napaneebeaver.ca/la-opp-off ... s-driving/
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