By The Canadian Press
ST. THOMAS, Ont. - An Ontario Provincial Police officer who crashed into a hydro pole has been charged under the province's stunt driving legislation - resulting in his police vehicle being impounded.
Police say 31-year-old Const. Jeff McNorgan, an officer with one year of police service with the Elgin County detachment in southwestern Ontario, was travelling on the Nova Scotia Line at the time of the accident.
McNorgan and his passenger, Const. Brian Watson, were uninjured but taken to hospital for observation.
The police vehicle sustained extensive damage in the collision.
McNorgan has been charged with stunt driving for excessive speed, his licence suspended for seven days and the police vehicle in question impounded as required under the legislation.
McNorgan is scheduled to appear in St. Thomas Provincial Court on the Aug. 28.