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News Release

SIU Continues Carleton Place Collision Investigation

Case Number: 09-PVI-177

Mississauga (17 July, 2009) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing its investigation into the injuries sustained by an Ottawa man in a two-vehicle collision in Carleton Place on Wednesday July 15, 2009.

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

The SIU investigation to date has determined a member of the Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was involved in an investigation at an area motel. The officer interacted with 41 year old Kelly James Hodges. Mr. Hodges fled the officer, got into a car and sped off on Highway 7. Mr. Hodges was involved in a collision with another vehicle near Ashton Station Road.

Mr. Hodges sustained serious, non-life threatening, injuries and was transported via air ambulance to the Ottawa Civic Hospital where he was admitted. The driver of the westbound vehicle was taken to Carleton Place Hospital where he was treated and released.

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

Monica Hudon, monica.hudon@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342