Ontario Provincial Police charged an off-duty York Regional Police officer with impaired and dangerous driving on Highway 400.
Barrie OPP Const. Graeme Knox said officers responded to a call shortly after midnight on Monday, Jan. 11 from a concerned motorist who saw a vehicle heading south in the northbound lanes of Highway 400 in Oro-Medonte.
“We received a driving complaint and stopped him south of Forbes Road,” Knox said.
Colin Smith, 42, of Tiny Township has been charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving of a motor vehicle and failure to provide a breath sample.
Knox said a police cruiser was not involved in the incident, but a personal car was impounded for 90 days.
While Cons. Laura Nicolle of York police said she can’t confirm an officer was charged, she did note that an officer who has been with York police since 2004, with the same name and age has recently been suspended with pay.