Close call for off-duty cop, nearly hit head-on by a transport truck in Muskoka on Friday

Crash leads to impaired driving charge against trucker

An off-duty police officer travelling in their personal vehicle was nearly hit head-on by a tractor trailer on Aspdin Road in Muskoka Lakes Township.

This happened short after four on Friday, June 19.

Huntsville OPP said the tractor trailer drove into the ditch landing in a swamp area.

The off-duty officer determined the trucker was not injured but suspected the driver may have been drinking alcohol.

Officers arrived on scene and after an investigation charged a 46 year old Brampton man with impaired driving.