Police officer charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving after Harrogate crash

A North Yorkshire Police officer has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 3:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 5:08 pm

This is why we all need to support Harrogate charity Horticap this ChristmasDetective Constable Quita Passmore, 37, was the driver of a unmarked police car on the evening of May 5 last year on Otley Road, Harrogate.

She was responding to an emergency call when it is alleged her car collided with another vehicle, seriously injuring two women. DC Passmore was also injured.

In a statement, the Independent Office for Police Conduct said that the investigation was completed last month, and the evidence referred to the Crown Prosecution Service, who made the decision to charge DC Passmore with one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Detective ConstableQuita Passmore,37, was the driver of a unmarked police car on the evening ofMay 5last year on Otley Road, Harrogate.
Detective ConstableQuita Passmore,37, was the driver of a unmarked police car on the evening ofMay 5last year on Otley Road, Harrogate.

She is due to appear before Leeds Magistrates Court next month.

A beacon of hope through dark times - Celebrating five years of Harrogate charity ReflectIn a statement, North Yorkshire Police said: "North Yorkshire Police has co-operated with the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and is aware of the findings of its investigation.

"A serving police officer is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court, accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

"It follows an incident on 5 May 2018 when an unmarked police vehicle was in collision with another vehicle on Otley Road in Harrogate causing injuries to the two occupants.

"As court proceedings are active, it is not currently appropriate to comment further as this could prejudice the outcome of the proceedings."