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SIU invokes mandate following complaint

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Last Thursday at approximately 2:50 p.m., members of the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received two complaints of a possible impaired driver in on Highway #71 in La Vallee Township.

Police located the vehicle parked in the middle of Vandrunen Road with the driver asleep at the wheel.

Police attempted to effect an arrest when the male became combative with police. The driver was taken into police custody and transported to the Fort Frances OPP Detachment.

The accused was charged with several Criminal Code offences at the time and was released on a Promise to Appear. He is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Fort Frances on May 27, 2019.

Then on Friday, the accused attended the detachment to report he had sustained an injury during the arrest.

As a result, the OPP notified the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate.

The OPP will be unable to release further information.

Further inquiries should be directed to SIU Communications at 416-622-2342.

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