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Police officer suspended, faces multiple charges in hit-and-run

An Ottawa police officer faces several charges under the Criminal Code of Canada after police responded to a hit-and-run-collision earlier this year.

On March 18, police investigated a collision on Montreal Road where a vehicle first struck a pole and then a second vehicle. Police said the driver of the first vehicle later abandoned the vehicle.

On Thursday, police charged an Ottawa police officer with impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and fail to stop at the scene of an accident. He is also charged with discreditable conduct under the Police Services Act and has been suspended with pay.

Sgt. Christopher McGuinness appears in court on June 16.

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