SIU Investigating Incident in Brant County


    TORONTO, April 6 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing
the circumstances surrounding the injuries to the driver of a motorcycle in
Brant County earlier today. The SIU has assigned four investigators and two
forensic investigators to this case.
    On Sunday April 6, 2008, at 5:50 p.m. the Ontario Provincial Police
(OPP), Brant County, contacted the SIU. The OPP advised that at 3:30 p.m. an
officer was operating radar on Highway 403. An eastbound motorcycle, which was
travelling at a high-rate of speed, passed the officer who was stationary. The
officer began to pursue the vehicle, but discontinued the pursuit.
    A short time later the OPP was called to Middleton Line Road north of
Highway 403 in regards to an accident involving a motorcycle. The 38-year-old
driver of the motorcycle sustained injuries to his leg and lower torso. He was
transported to Woodstock General Hospital by ambulance.
    The SIU is asking anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Lead
Investigator at 416-622-1898 or 1-800-787-8529 extension No.1898.

    The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates circumstances involving
police and civilians which have resulted in serious injury, sexual assault or
death. Under Part VII, Section 113, of the Police Services Act, the Director
of the SIU has the sole authority to decide whether or not charges are
warranted based on the findings of a complete investigation. The Director's
decision is reported to the Attorney General.




For further information: Frank Phillips, SIU Communications/Service des
communications, UES, Telephone/No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or/ou
1-800-787-8529