An off-duty OPP officer has been charged with impaired driving after crashing the ATV she was operating.
OPP say that shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, 2019, OPP officers responded to a report of a collision involving an ATV on Lazier Road in Tyendinaga Township, Ontario.
The four-wheeled ATV was being operated on private property by a 39-year-old driver carrying two passengers when it turned over, throwing the riders to the ground. The operator and one of the passengers sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital where they were both treated and subsequently released.
As a result of the investigation, an off-duty OPP officer, Detective Constable Trisha Salmon, who OPP say is a a nine-year veteran of the OPP currently posted at the Central Hastings Detachment, has been charged with:
• Operation of a motor vehicle while impaired; and
• Operation of a motor vehicle while over the legal blood alcohol limit, both contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.
Salmon is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.