Monday, October 26

Speeding: he finishes his race in a police car

A driver who was driving at high speed on Route 117, in the Hautes-Laurentides, collided on Saturday afternoon with a patrol car that was trying to block his path.

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The two occupants of the car as well as the policeman of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) suffered minor injuries which do not put their lives in danger. They were still all three taken to a hospital, added the SQ.

It all started shortly before 4:00 p.m., when the police officers caught a vehicle that far exceeded the allowable limit at Nominingue, near Mont-Laurier.

They then alerted their colleagues who were a little further away in order to intercept the driver. The SQ agents ordered him to stop, but the driver continued his race.

While the fugitive was near a construction site, an SQ policeman parked his patrol car in front of the site to protect the workers and to force the man to apply the brakes this time.

However, the latter tried to bypass the police vehicle. While attempting this maneuver, he and his passenger collided with the patrol car, before finding themselves in the ditch.

The man, whose age has not been released, could face dangerous driving and hit-and-run charges, the SQ said. A re-enactor was on site in the early evening. At first glance, alcohol would not be involved, according to the Sûreté du Québec.

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