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Ottawa police officer facing impaired-related charge after Smiths Falls crash

The accused was off duty at the time of the incident.
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Ottawa Police Service headquarters on Elgin Street. Mike Vlasveld/ OttawaMatters

The Ottawa Police Service Professional Standards Section is investigating an incident involving one of its own officers.

Leeds County OPP responded to a two-vehicle crash at about 1:15 a.m. on August 6 in Smith Falls.

Cst. John Dorsch was charged with refusing to provide a blood sample under section 254 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

The incident occurred while the member was off duty. 

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