An officer with the Northumberland Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), criminally charged a passenger that was involved in a motor vehicle collision on Telephone Road near Waites Road.
On Friday July 24, 2020, at approximately 6:45 pm, a black GMC pick-up truck was travelling westbound when it entered the north side ditch hitting a hydro pole, it then crossed the roadway and went into the south side ditch striking a tree. The impact caused the airbags within the vehicle to deploy and resulted in severe front end damage. The driver and front seat passenger had allegedly fled the location on foot leaving the two rear passengers with minor injuries at the scene. The OPP Canine Unit and members of Emergency Response Team (ERT) assisted with trying to locate the possibly injured occupants of the pick-up truck with negative results.
One of the passengers at the scene falsely identified themselves to the investigating officer. Shannon Lee HILL (age 34) of Quinte West, Ontario was arrested and charged with:
• Obstruct Peace Officer
• Personation with intent to avoid arrest
The accused was released and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cobourg on October 7, 2020.
If you have any information that could assist with this ongoing investigation please call your nearest OPP detachment at 1 888 310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Peterborough/Northumberland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also submit information online at www.stopcrimehere.ca.