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  Off-Duty DRPS Officer Charged with Impaired

Aug 10, 2018 15:50 ET

An off-duty DRPS officer has been charged with driving-related offences.

On Sunday, August 5, 2018, at approximately 11:55 p.m., members of Central West Division responded to a multi motor-vehicle collision in the area of Taunton Road and Coronation Road in Whitby. A silver Infiniti sedan travelling eastbound on Taunton Road suddenly swerved and struck another vehicle travelling in the next lane. The silver Infiniti sedan proceeded to rear end another vehicle stopped at a red light at the intersection. The collision caused a chain reaction collision involving several vehicles. No serious injuries were reported.

Basil ODEI, age 49, an officer with DRPS, was charged with Exceed 80 mgs and Careless Driving. He was later released on a Promise to Appear.

ODEI has been assigned to a non-frontline role and has been an officer with DRPS since 1995.

Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to call the Professional Standards Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 4370 or 4480.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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