SIU Investigates Motor Vehicle Collision in Ottawa



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Four investigators and two forensic
investigators from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are probing the
circumstances surrounding a motor vehicle collision in Ottawa that occurred on
the evening of Saturday, September 5.
    At 12:25 a.m. this morning, the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) reported to
the SIU that at 7:30 p.m. yesterday, officers attempted to stop a stolen
vehicle. The vehicle did not stop and a pursuit ensued. A short time later,
the vehicle struck and knocked down a streetlight pole at Centrepoint Drive at
Arbordale Street in Ottawa. The 24 year old female passenger, from Ottawa, was
taken to Ottawa Civic Hospital for treatment of a non life-threatening
fracture. The 24 year old male driver fled on foot but was arrested by OPS
officers. He was taken to Ottawa Civic Hospital where he was treated and
released.
    Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this
incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 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: Monica Hudon, SIU Communications, Service des
communications, UES, Telephone, No de telephone: (416) 622-2342 or, ou
1-800-787-8529

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