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BC RCMP notifies IIO BC of incident in Surrey of alleged drunk driving collision

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Surrey where two people suffered serious injuries.

On July 9, at approximately 1 a.m., Surrey RCMP received a complaint of three men who had been consuming alcohol at a local business were preparing to leave on motorcycles.

One officer responded and located two motorcycles believed to be related to the complaint travelling north on 188 Street, performed a U-Turn and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The motorcycles did not stop and the officer discontinued attempts to conduct the traffic stop.

Shortly after a different officer came upon a scene of a collision with what is believed to be the two motorcycles with the operators on the ground. Emergency Health Services were contacted and the two men were transported to hospital with serious injuries.

The IIO BC is now investigating the incident in an effort to determine whether police actions contributed to their injuries. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca.

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