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News Release

SIU Investigates Belleville Vehicle Injury

Case Number: 12-OVI-297

Mississauga (13 October, 2012) --- Ontario's Special Investigation Unit is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained by a 19-year-old man as a result of a single-car collision that occurred earlier today. 

The Belleville Police Service contacted the SIU and reported that:

-At about 3:55 a.m. on October 13, 2012, officers observed a stolen car in the area of Sydney St. and Benjamin; 

-The vehicle driver refused to stop and sped away.  The vehicle was located on Bridge St. E. near William St. after it collided with a tree; 

-One male was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Three investigators and two forensic investigators from the SIU have been assigned to the case.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-641-1872.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

Keith Woods, Keith.Woods@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342