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News Release

SIU Concludes Investigation into Incident in Brant County

Case Number: 08-PVI-054

TORONTO (2 May, 2008) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has concluded its investigation into the injuries suffered by a motorcyclist in Brant County on April 6, 2008.

The SIU assigned four investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.

The SIU investigation determined that at 3:20 p.m. April 6, 2008, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was stationary on Highway 403 operating radar. An eastbound motorcycle passed the officer at a high rate of speed.

A short time later the OPP was called to Middleton Line Road north of Highway 403 in regards to an accident involving a motorcycle. It was determined that this motorcyclist was the same one that had sped by the OPP officer moments earlier on Highway 403. The 38-year-old driver of the motorcycle sustained a fracture. He was transported to Woodstock General Hospital by ambulance where he was treated and later released.

The Deputy Director of the SIU, Ian Scott, concluded that, "There are no reasonable grounds to believe the OPP officer committed any criminal offence with respect to this incident. There is simply no nexus between the injuries received by the motorcyclist and the actions of the OPP officer."

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