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SIU invokes mandate after collision with Halton police cruiser

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SIU invokes mandate after collision with Halton police cruiser

Shortly after 10:00 pm on Sunday, January 24, 2021, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) was alerted to a vehicle that had failed to stop for O.P.P. officers on the Queen Elizabeth Way.

Police say the vehicle was later observed by Halton officers in Oakville and Burlington driving in a dangerous manner.

According to police, while attempting to bring the vehicle to a stop, it made contact with at least one Halton police cruiser before entering a ditch on Highway 5 west of Highway 6 in Hamilton.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and transported to the hospital and no officers were injured as a result of the incident, police say.

A 44-year-old male from Hamilton has been charged with dangerous operation, operate motor vehicle while prohibited (8 counts), possession of a controlled substance, flight from police, fail to comply with release order, possession of stolen property.

Additional charges may be pending, according to police.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been notified and has invoked their mandate.

As required by law, no further information can be provided by HRPS at this time.

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