Ontario Provincial Police charge 2 of own

TORONTO, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Two members of Canada's Ontario Provincial Police force have been charged in two separate traffic incidents, one of them deadly, special investigators said.

The independent Special Investigations Unit said in the first, a marked OPP cruiser driven by Sgt. Darryl Storey struck a car and caused fatal injuries to an 18-year-old woman near the northern city of Thunder Bay on Dec. 3.


In a release, the SIU said Storey was charged with criminal negligence causing death in the crash. He was arrested and released and is scheduled to appear in provincial court March 5.

In the second incident, OPP Detective Constable Heidi Fischer was stopped on a highway in southwestern Ontario by a fellow officer and charged with traveling in an unmarked cruiser at 100 mph in a 65 mph zone. Because the speed was allegedly so high above the limit, Fischer was charged like a civilian and her driver's license was suspended for seven days and the cruiser was impounded for seven days, the release said. She will appear in court March 24.

The SIU did not indicate what internal disciplines the two officers could face.


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