SIU Investigates Hit-and-Run Incident



    TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is
appealing for public assistance in its investigation of a motor vehicle injury
in Marathon, Ontario on Wednesday May 28, 2008.
    About 4:30 p.m., a flagman with a construction firm, 58-year-old David
Murr of Hanover, was struck by a vehicle that was seen traveling through the
work zone on Highway 17 near the Pic River Bridge. The driver did not remain
at the scene. Mr. Murr sustained two broken legs as a result of the collision.
    Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) found the suspect vehicle abandoned a
short distance away, and later arrested and charged an individual following a
ground search of the wooded area.
    The SIU investigation is focusing on the circumstances leading up to the
collision, including the actions of an OPP officer who attempted to stop the
vehicle before it entered the work zone.
    Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the SIU
at 416-622-1925 or 1-800-787-8529.

    The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates cases of serious injuries
(including allegations of sexual assault) and deaths involving the police.
Pursuant to section 113 of the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU is
mandated to consider whether a criminal offence has been committed by an
officer(s) in connection with the incident under investigation and, where
warranted by the evidence, to cause a criminal charge or charges to be laid
against the officer(s). The Director reports the results of investigations to
the Attorney General.





For further information:

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

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