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News Release

SIU Investigates Collision in Mississauga

Case Number: 08-OVI-198

TORONTO (20 September, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is appealing for witnesses in its probe of a collision in Mississauga on Friday September 19, 2008.

At approximately 2 pm., a van, that had been reported stolen, struck the back of car that was westbound on Morningstar Drive and preparing to turn south onto Goreway Drive. Prior to the collision, the van had been stopped a short distance away by a Peel Regional Police officer on Drifton Crescent for investigation. While the officer was attempting to question the driver, he sped off.

As a result of the collision, both vehicles spun out of control, the car into a tree and the van into a concrete pole. The 47-year-old woman, who had to be extricated from the wreckage by firefighters, was treated for minor neck and back injuries and released from Etobicoke General Hospital.

The driver of the van was treated for a broken rib at Brampton Civic Hospital and released into police custody. Peel Regional Police have charged 32-year-old Juston Craig of no fixed address with possession of property obtained by crime, flight from a police officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, fail to remain at the scene of an accident and breach of probation.

The SIU is appealing for anyone, who either witnessed this incident or may have any information in connection with this matter, to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748, extension 1988.

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. 

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