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Man charged with impaired driving after crash with police car in Scarborough

A man has been charged with impaired driving offences after he allegedly smashed into a police cruiser in Scarborough on Friday night, slightly injuring two officers.

2 police officers suffered minor injuries in the head-on crash, air bags deployed

Two police officers were slightly injured on Friday night after a suspected impaired driver crashed into their vehicle in Scarborough. (John Hanley)

A man has been charged with impaired driving offences after he allegedly smashed into a police cruiser in Scarborough on Friday night, slightly injuring two officers.

The head-on crash occurred near Sheppard Avenue East and Brenyon Way, west of Morningside Avenue, at about 11:40 p.m.

Staff Sgt. Rita Morehouse, of Toronto police's 42 Division, said the officers were taken to a local hospital, where they were treated and released.

The impact of the crash forced the air bags in the cruiser to deploy.

Later, police said the officers suffered bumps and bruises and will be off work for a couple of days as they recover.

Sheppard Avenue East was closed in both directions at the intersection as police investigated the crash.