The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after an impaired driving suspect was injured during an interaction with police on Sunday morning.
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating after an impaired driving suspect was injured during an interaction with police on Sunday morning.

Suspect injured after Bourget traffic stop

Stephen Jeffery
EAP
The province’s police watchdog is investigating after an impaired driving suspect was injured during an “interaction” with officers in Bourget.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) from the Russell County detachment arrested a Clarence-Rockland man during a traffic stop on Montcalm Street at about 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. He was taken to the police detachment for further testing.

Eric Lecompte-Quenneville, 26, was charged with two counts of assault with intent to resist arrest, two counts of uttering threats, and two operation while impaired charges.

In a statement, the OPP said the man was taken to hospital with a serious, but non-life threatening injury “as a result of the accused’s interaction with police”. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) had invoked its mandate and had started to investigate the incident.