OPP officer charged with careless driving after single-vehicle collision in Laurier Township

Police say the man had been working on the exhaust of his car before he was trapped underneath. Nick Westoll / Global News

A 16-year member of the OPP has been charged with careless driving after a single-vehicle collision in Laurier Township.

According to Almaguin Highlands OPP, on Sept. 22 at around 7 a.m., officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision involving a police vehicle on Goreville Road.

Officers say the police vehicle was travelling north of Highway 11 and was responding to a call for service when the driver allegedly lost control and drove off the highway.

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Police say the driver was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and later released.

Police have charged Const. Brian Henry with careless driving.

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According to police, he remains on active duty.

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