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SIU investigating after snowmobiler suffers ‘serious injury’ after fleeing police

Special Investigations Unit asks anyone with video or photos to come forward

The provincial police watchdog has been called in to investigate after a 21-year-old man suffered “serious injuries” after allegedly fleeing a RIDE check in Belwood.

A Special Investigations Unit (SIU) news release states Wellington County OPP were conducting a RIDE check point in the area of North Broadway Street at about 2:40 a.m. on Saturday when a snowmobile was seen being driven “erratically.”

Officers drove to Sideroad 10 and located the snowmobiler but they reportedly fled.

A short while later a man and the snowmobile were found in a nearby ditch in West Garafraxa.

Anyone with information about what happened, including video or photos, is asked to call the SIU lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.