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Kenora man charged after OPP vehicle sideswiped

Ontario Provincial Police investigate a collision involving a police cruiser Tuesday evening.
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KENORA, Ont. – A 72-year-old Kenora man was charged after side-swiping a police cruiser on Highway 17.

An Ontario Provincial Police officer was investigating an abandoned vehicle Tuesday evening on the side of Highway 17 near the Manitoba border.

Shortly after 6 p.m. an eastbound pick-up truck failed to move over and side-swiped the parked police car, with the officer seated inside.

There were no injuries, but both vehicles sustained minor damages.

The 72-year-old man has been charged with fail to move into another lane for emergency vehicle or tow truck.

Police want to remind motorists to slow down and proceed with caution when approaching an emergency vehicle parked on the side of the highway with its lights activated.

If the highway has more than one lane, the driver must move over and leave one lane between their vehicle and the parked emergency vehicle when it can be done safely.

Failure to do so can result in fines from $200 to $2,000 and three demerit points for a first offence.

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