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Suspected impaired driver hospitalized after arrest, SIU investigating

The province's police watchdog is investigating after a man arrested by London police for impaired driving ended up in hospital.

Police were called to do a welfare check in the city around 3 p.m. on Monday. Officers ended up arresting a man for impaired driving.

Roughly two hours later, while the man was being held at police headquarters on Dundas Street, his condition deteriorated, police said. Paramedics were called and the man was taken to hospital. As of Tuesday, he remains there in serious condition.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) was notified about the incident and has invoked its mandate.

The SIU is an independent government agency that investigates incidents involving police that have resulted in death, serious injury, or allegations of sexual assault.

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