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OPP constable facing charges in London, Ont., crash that injured two people

LONDON, Ont. — A provincial police constable has been charged after his cruiser allegedly collided with a taxi in London, Ont., last summer and injured two people. Ontario's police watchdog says it has charged Const.

LONDON, Ont. — A provincial police constable has been charged after his cruiser allegedly collided with a taxi in London, Ont., last summer and injured two people.

Ontario's police watchdog says it has charged Const. Timothey Groves with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and two of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

The Special Investigations Unit says the incident took place while the officer was pursuing another vehicle on July 28, 2019.

It says the cruiser collided with the cab at an intersection.

The agency says two passengers in the taxi — a 27-year-old woman and her nine-year-old daughter — were seriously injured in the crash.

The officer is due in court on June 2.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on April 16, 2020.

The Canadian Press