Durham Regional police are charging one of their own after an off-duty officer allegedly crashed his car and tried to flee the scene.
According to officials, the accident happened early Saturday morning in Liberty Street North in Bowmanville.
Police say upon arrival, they found a badly damaged vehicle had crashed into a tree, and the driver had fled the scene.
Around 4:20 a.m, the male was reported to be at a hospital after being driven there by a passerby.
36-year-old Scott R, a Detective Constable assigned to the Fraud Unit, was charged with Impaired Driving and Fail to Report. He was released on a Promise to Appear.