Lakeshore OPP officer charged after St. Joachim crash: SIU
An OPP cruiser sits severely damaged in St. Joachim, Ont. after being involved in a collision on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (Viewer photo)
A Lakeshore OPP officer is facing a dangerous driving charge after a collision involving a police cruiser, according to Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit.
SIU director Tony Loparco says there are reasonable grounds to believe that the officer committed a criminal offence in relation to the vehicle injuries sustained by a 20-year-old man.
The incident took place around 2 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2014. The SIU report says an officer in an OPP cruiser travelling on County Road 42 in St. Joachim collided with a civilian vehicle at the intersection of northbound County Road 31.
The driver of the civilian vehicle sustained serious injuries.
As a result of the SIU investigation, OPP Const. Jamie Porto is charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
The officer is required to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor on Jan. 22, 2015.