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SIU concludes investigation into death of 66-year-old man after he fled from OPP RIDE check

On July 22, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on Highway 401 and Moulinette Road, west of Cornwall. 
2022-08-29-opp general
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) logo. Photo/OPP

Ontario's police watchdog has ended its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 66-year-old man after he fled from an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) 'Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere' (RIDE) program in Long Sault, Ontario in July of this year.

On July 22, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SD&G) OPP officers were conducting a RIDE program on Highway 401 and Moulinette Road, west of Cornwall. 

The man's vehicle was later found in a cornfield and while OPP officers arrested the man, he had a medical issue and died.

The director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has concluded the investigation, stating the man's death was not caused by any sort of criminal conduct by OPP officers. The file has been closed. 

The man's cause of death remains pending at this time. 

 

 

 

 

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