(ELGIN COUNTY, ON) - The Elgin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Richmond Road near Heritage Line in Bayham Ontario on October 5, 2018 at approximately 11:00 p.m.
The driver of the vehicle left the scene and three passengers were taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries sustained in the collision.
The OPP's Canine unit and Emergency Response Team (ERT) members attend the scene. The driver was later located and arrested without incident. The driver was also taken to hospital as a result of his injuries.
Police have charged Anthony FERREIRA 35-years-old of Ingersoll with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada:
Impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm Section 255(2) x2
Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle Section 249(3) x2
Fail to stop at scene of accident Section 252(1.1)
Theft under $5000 Section 334(b)
The OPP has notified the province's Special Investigations Unit (SIU) which has invoked its mandate. As a result the OPP will not be able to provide any further information. Any other inquiries should be directed to SIU Communications at (416) 622-2342