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News Release

SIU Investigating Incident in Orillia

Case Number: 08-PVI-075

TORONTO (3 May, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injuries suffered by a motorist in a crash just outside Orillia early this morning. The SIU has assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to this case.

At 2:30 a.m. officers of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Orillia Detachment responded to a disturbance call at an Orillia gas station. During the investigation a man fled in a car. OPP officers pursued the vehicle southbound on Highway 12. The driver of the car lost control of the car south of Mara Road 12. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled several times. The 21-year-old driver, who is an area resident, was ejected from the car. He was taken to Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Orillia where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries

The SIU has designated one officer as a subject officer and four officers as subject officers.

The SIU is appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident to contact the Lead Investigator at 416-622-2290 or 1-800-787-8529 extension #2290.

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. 

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