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Saturday March 17th, 2012

Posted at 4:22pm

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1300 block of County Road 8 in Lakeshore (Google Streetview)

An OPP cruiser was struck Friday evening by an impaired driver while it was parked on the shoulder of County Road 8 in Lakeshore.

OPP officers were responding to a call in the 1300 block of County Road 8 and had parked the cruiser on the north shoulder of County Road 8 facing east, with headlights left on for visibility. A few minutes after it was parked, a west-bound Jeep Cherokee veered off the roadway and struck the unoccupied cruiser head on.

Both vehicles sustained significant damage. The cruiser was unoccupied, and the Jeep only had the one occupant.

A 47 year old Chatham man has been charged with Impaired operation of a motor vehicle, and over 80, contrary to the Criminal Code. The male has been released on a Promise to Appear.

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