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News Release

No Criminal Wrongdoing in Relation to Collision Between Vehicle and Cruiser on Highway 401 in Mississauga

Case Number: 19-PVI-155

Mississauga, ON (20 August, 2019) ---
On the morning of June 29, 2019, Ontario Provincial Police officers had blocked a portion of Highway 401 to ward off traffic from the scene of an accident a short distance west of the block. A 64-year-old man was traveling in one of the middle lanes of the express portion of Highway 401 when he came upon the road block. The man braked but was unable to avoid striking the rear portion of a stationary cruiser. The Interim Director of the Special Investigations Unit, Joseph Martino, has determined there are no reasonable grounds to lay criminal charges against any officer in relation to the serious injury sustained by the driver of the civilian vehicle.

Full Director’s Report (with Incident Narrative, Evidence, and Analysis & Director’s Decision): 

The SIU is an independent civilian 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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Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342