Veteran Durham police officer charged with impaired driving

Durham police say a veteran officer has been charged with impaired driving after an off-duty incident.

Officers responded to a multi-vehicle collision in Whitby on Sunday night just before midnight

Police say a silver Infiniti sedan was travelling east on Taunton Road when it swerved and hit another vehicle in the next lane.

They say the sedan then hit another vehicle stopped at a red light, which caused a chain-reaction collision.

No injuries were reported.

Police say 49-year-old Bail Odei, who has been with the force since 1995, was charged with careless driving and exceeding the legal blood-alcohol limit.

They say Odei was released on a promise to appear and has been assigned to a non-frontline role.