August 10, 2018 6:16 pm

Durham off-duty officer charged with impaired driving after multi-vehicle collision

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WHITBY, Ont. – Police east of Toronto say a veteran officer has been charged with impaired driving charge after an off-duty incident.

Durham regional police say that they responded to a multi-vehicle collision in Whitby, Ont., on Sunday night.

Police say a silver Infiniti sedan was travelling east on Taunton Road when it swerved and hit another vehicle in the next lane.

They say the sedan then hit another vehicle stopped at a red light, which caused a chain-reaction collision.

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No injuries were reported.

Police say 49-year-old Bail Odei, who has been with the force since 1995, was charged with careless driving and exceeding the legal blood-alcohol limit.

They say Odei was released on a promise to appear and has been assigned to a non-frontline role.

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