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SIU Investigating Beaverton Collision

Case Number: 20-OVI-239

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Mississauga, ON (28 September, 2020) ---
The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating a single-vehicle collision that occurred yesterday in Beaverton.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Shortly after midnight on September 27, 2020, a Durham Regional Police Service officer in an unmarked police vehicle was in the area of Simcoe Street and Mara Road when he observed an ATV that did not have a licence plate. In addition, the driver did not have a helmet. 
  • The officer asked the 46-year-old driver to pull the ATV over.
  • Instead, the driver attempted to flee and struck the curb, causing the ATV to flip over.
  • The man was taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

At this time, three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. One subject officer and two witness officers have been designated.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates the conduct of officials (police officers as well as special constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service) that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and/or the discharge of a firearm at a person. All investigations are conducted by SIU investigators who are civilians. Under the Special Investigations Unit Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether the official has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, cause a criminal charge to be laid against the official where grounds exist for doing so, or close the file without any charges being laid
  • publicly report the results of its investigations

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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