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OPP officer charged in Highway 17 collision

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WAWA - An on-duty uniform member from the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police has been charged after a collision that occurred at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 on Highway 17 in the Township of Alanen, District of Algoma.

The officer was travelling in the southbound lane of Highway 17 when he collided with a civilian motor vehicle in the same lane.

The OPP vehicle, a fully marked black and white police cruiser, did not have the emergency lights activated at the time of the collision.

The officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision and was transported to hospital for assessment. The 21-year-old female civilian driver and a 25-year-old female passenger were also transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries for assessment.

Provincial Constable Garrett Roth, 27 years old of Hornepayne, Ont. has been charged with careless driving contrary to section 130 of the Highway Traffic Act. The officer has been a member of the OPP for two years and five months.