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News Release

SIU Investigates Incident in Hamilton

Case Number: 09-OVI-228

Mississauga (3 September, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding a motor vehicle collision in Hamilton early this morning.

At 5:20 a.m. today, the Hamilton Police Service (HPS) contacted the SIU. It was reported that at 3:21 a.m. this morning, one of their officers intended to stop a vehicle for a traffic offence. The vehicle did not stop. A short time later, the officer located the vehicle at Garth Street and Beckett Drive. The vehicle had crashed into a stone wall.

The 24-year old male driver was taken to Hamilton General Hospital for treatment of suspected fractures.

The SIU has assigned three investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Unit at 416-622-0748 or 1-800-787-8529.

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