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Head On Collision In Londesborough Involving OPP Cruiser

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – A resident of Clinton is facing criminal charges after he crashed into a parked police vehicle and fled the scene last weekend in Londesborough.

On Friday, December 10, 2021 at 10:45 p.m. a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was sitting inside his parked police cruiser on Main Street in Londesborough when a southbound car collided head-on with the cruiser. Immediately after the driver of the suspect vehicle failed to stop at the scene and took off heading southbound on London Road toward Clinton.

Fortunately the officer escaped injury, however, his cruiser sustained significant damage and was not driveable. Other patrol units began searching for the suspect vehicle however the suspect vehicle was not immediately located.

The following day the suspect driver turned himself in and was arrested at the Huron OPP Detachment. The accused, James BIRD, 36 years of age from Clinton has been charged with Failure to Stop After Accident and Dangerous Operation. He has since been released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for January 17, 2022 at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich.    

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