O.P.P. officer fined in 2016 Johnstown crash

The Brockville Courthouse at 41 Court House Square in Brockville, Ont. (Newswatch Group/File)

BROCKVILLE – A former Grenville County O.P.P. officer has been fined $1,750 in connection to a crash between his cruiser and another vehicle on County Road 2 in Johnstown in June 2016.

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit had charged O.P.P. Const. Timothy Jackson in December 2016 with a single count of dangerous driving causing bodily harm following a six month investigation.

A police cruiser responding to a call crashed into the back of another vehicle attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Mary Street, sending the vehicle into the ditch on its roof.

The 63-year-old driver was seriously injured in the crash.

Jackson pleaded guilty on Sept. 25, 2017 to a less serious charge of careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA), Brockville Newswatch has learned.

He was fined $1,750 and the HTA charge means he won’t have a criminal record.

Jackson has already left the Grenville County O.P.P. detachment. He was already scheduled to transfer to another detachment prior to the June 2016 crash.