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Manitoulin OPP officer charged with impaired driving following collision in Sudbury

Officer was off-duty at the time
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SUDBURY - On Feb. 14, 2020 at approximately 1:50 a.m., members of the Nipissing West (Sudbury) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Highway 17 at Long Lake Road in the City of Greater Sudbury.

The investigation revealed the driver had been consuming alcohol and after failing a roadside test was subsequently transported to the Greater Sudbury Police Service for further testing.

Robert McKnight, 32-years-of-age, has been charged with the following:
    •    Operation while impaired - alcohol or drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC) and,
    •    Operation while impaired - blood alcohol concentration (80 plus), contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the CC.

The accused is a member of the OPP and is currently in his eighth year serving at the Manitoulin OPP Detachment. The officer was off-duty at the time of the collision. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on March 25, 2020 in Sudbury.