A New Glasgow police officer is facing charges including careless driving after a traffic stop earlier this year led to a collision.

Const. Donald Wadden of the New Glasgow Police Service was driving one of three police cars involved in a traffic stop on Highway 104 in April.

When one vehicle was forced to pull over, it rear ended the police SUV.

The 25-year-old driver of the car suffered soft tissue injuries and laid a complaint with SIRT, the province's Serious Incident Response Team.

SIRT charged Wadden with careless and imprudent driving under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.

“We’re alleging that in particular the driver of this one police vehicle took some actions, which lead to the collision,” said SIRT director Ron MacDonald.

Wadden will remain on active duty while his case makes its way through the courts.

If convicted, he’ll face a six point penalty on his driver’s license and his license could be suspended for up to a year.

SIRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing.