SIU Investigation into woman’s arrest in Mississauga has concluded
Published June 12, 2023 at 7:46 pm
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has closed its investigation into the officer who was on duty, when an impaired driver crashed his vehicle into a ditch earlier this year.
The incident occurred during the early hours of February 12, between Mavis Rd., and the on-ramp to westbound Highway 401 from southbound Mavis Rd., resulting in an arrest and injury.
Peel Regional Police responded to the scene and encountered a male driver and a 44-year-old female passenger. Upon interacting with the occupants, both individuals admitted to consuming alcohol to the attending police officer.
After a breath test was conducted, it was determined that the male driver exceeded the legal limit and was immediately arrested for impaired driving.
Meanwhile, the female passenger became agitated and tried to flee the scene. She fell twice while going down the ramp towards the westbound lanes of the highway.
The police officer caught up with her, and with the assistance of a firefighter at the site, arrested the woman.
The 44-year-old subsequently complained of pain, after which she was transported to a nearby hospital where she was diagnosed with a fractured right thumb.
Following a thorough examination of the available evidence, SIU Director Joseph Martino concluded that there were no reasonable grounds to suspect any criminal wrongdoing on the part of the officer involved in the arrest and subsequent injury.