Superior East OPP Officer Charged In Highway 17 Collision

A local Ontario Provincial Police officer's facing a careless driving charge after an OPP cruiser collided with a civilian vehicle on Highway 17 earlier this month.
Superior East OPP say the officer was on-duty in uniform when his fully marked black and white police cruiser collided with a civilian motor vehicle also in the southbound lane of Highway 17.
The OPP vehicle did not have emergency lights activated at the time of the collision, which occurred at 7:30 pm on Friday, June 8th, in the Township of Alanen - an earlier release had stated the collision happened at Hammer Lake.
The officer was taken to hospital with what police describe as non-life-threatening injuries, as were the two occupants of the other vehicle, a 21-year-old female driver and a 25-year-old female passenger - they were also assessed with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police is 27-year-old Provincial Constable Garrett Roth of Hornepayne, a member of the O-P-P for two years and five months - he's been charged with careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act.
Superior East OPP have confirmed to JJAM FM News that Constable Roth has not been suspended, and remains on active duty at this time.