THUNDER BAY - The Ontario Provincial Police reported Thursday it has charged one of its own for racing a cruiser while in early July.
The OPP Technical Collision investigator and members of the Northwest Region Highway Safety Division conducted an investigation following an early morning July 9 single vehicle crash on Highway 17 in the town of Screiber. At approximately 5:40 a.m. a Schreiber OPP vehicle travelling eastbound left the roadway. The officer was transported to McCausland Hospital in Terrace Bay by ambulance where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The cruiser was demolished in the collision.
As a result of the investigation, 22-year-old Provincial Const.Evan Winslow, who has been a member of the OPP for 14 months, was charged with race motor vehicle contrary to section 172(3)(i) of the Highway Traffic Act. The officer's driver's licence has been suspended for seven days. He is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Schreiber on Sept. 13
An OPP officer is charged with stunt driving after ditching his cruiser about 3 a.m. on Union Rd. in Elgin County on July 11. The officer lost control of his cruiser while responding to a call, OPP said. He had to be freed from the vehicle and was treated at hospital for minor injuries. The cruiser was demolished. Charged with stunt driving is Elgin OPP Const. Edward Phillipo, 39, a member of the force for 14 months. He is to appear in court Aug 27. His drivers licence has been suspended for seven days.
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