SIU called in after car crashed into house in Port Elgin

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The Ontario police watchdog has revoked his mandate after a car fled from police in Saugeen Shores on Christmas Day and then crashed into a house, causing a female passenger serious injuries.

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A person in the home was also slightly injured in the collision, which occurred on Bricker Street in Port Elgin.

The Saugeen Shores Police Service says a general patrol officer on Saturday attempted to stop a car for violations of Highway Traffic Act at about 2:30 p.m.

The car then fled in front of police, a police report said.

As a result of injuries in the collision, the Special Investigation Unit of the province is investigating the incident. The independent government agency is investigating the behavior of police officers that may have resulted in death, serious injury, sexual assault and / or the removal of a firearm from a person.

After the collision, police charged a 46-year-old man with no fixed address with flight from police, two cases of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, failure to comply with a release order, two cases of operation while prohibited under the Criminal Code, two counts of driving while suspended and not stopping for a stop sign.

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