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Officer charged in crash that caused serious injury on Lake Lanier
Christopher James Harrison
Christopher James Harrison

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has confirmed that one of its officers has been charged after being involved in a weekend boating incident on Lake Lanier that left one man seriously injured.

According to a statement by George Gordon, a spokesman for the agency, the officer was charged with boating under the influence by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The officer has been identified by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office as Christopher James Harrison.

Harrison was taken to the Forsyth County Jail after being arrested, where he posted a $2,750 bond on Sunday.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by family and friends, the victim in the incident, Josh Akins, a former police officer and military veteran, was seriously injured.

Citing the fact that Harrison had been absent from the department on military leave since March 23 and was under military control and jurisdiction, the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety declined further comment.

Gordon said Alpharetta will open an internal affairs investigation into the incident.

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