Hamilton

OPP officer faces 2 charges after a 2015 collision in Binbrook

Const. Lauren Cheeseman, 26, faces a count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. She’ll appear in Hamilton court on March 20.

The constable faces charges of criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing bodily harm

The SIU investigated an OPP constable, which led to a pair of charges after a cruiser crashed into a vehicle in Binbrook. (CBC)

An OPP officer is charged with criminal negligence and dangerous driving after one vehicle crashed into another in Binbrook more than a year ago.

Const. Lauren Cheeseman, 26, faces a count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm, and dangerous driving causing bodily harm after a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigation. She'll appear in Hamilton court on March 20.

The charges stem from a December 2015 incident when Cheeseman's cruiser was following a 29-year-old driver in a vehicle around 8:30 p.m., the SIU says. The tailed vehicle approached an intersection, which was closed for an accident.

The vehicle collided with another vehicle, this one carrying a 58-year-old man and 17-year-old girl, the SIU says. The 58-year-old was seriously injured. Both were taken to hospital.

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the police cruiser collided with the vehicle containing the 58-year-old man and 17-year-old girl.
    Mar 02, 2017 3:11 PM ET