Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after the arrest of a 35-year-old Ingersoll man who was injured following a single-vehicle collision Friday.
Elgin County OPP said the collision happened about 11 p.m. on Richmond Road near Heritage Line in Bayham.
Three people were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries caused by the collision, police said, while the driver of the vehicle left the scene.
Police said members of the OPP’s canine unit and the emergency-response team attended the scene.
The driver was later located and arrested without incident, police said, adding he was taken to hospital due to his injuries.
The man was also charged with two counts of impaired driving, two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and theft under $5,000.
The OPP said the Special Investigations Unit was notified of the incident and then invoked its mandate.
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.
Source: London Free Press