What had the air of a routine procedure for an offense under the Highway Safety Code has turned into a dramatic police pursuit shortly after 10am on Wednesday morning in Drummondville.
It was 10:15 when the police started the interception maneuvers of a vehicle on the way Jean-de-Brebeuf, near Highway 55. Rather than stop, the driver chose to press the accelerator and the fast lane towards Sherbrooke. The police chased.
Nearly twenty kilometers later, the drunk driver took the exit onto Route 139, then the 10th to the Durham-Sud. The police had planned several options interception to end the mad race of the fugitive, which reached top speeds of around 170 km / h. One including considering the installation of a nail belt.
The police were finally able to stop the offender taking in the mousetrap in commercial parking located in front at 111 10 th. Fortunately the traffic was light, which allowed police to make the interception of suspect safely.
At the time of this writing, the driver and his passenger were questioned by investigators from the Sûreté du Québec MRC Drummond. The woman should be released, while the driver is likely to face criminal charges for dangerous driving.
The reckless driver was penalized a license and registration fees had been suspended because he had a host of unpaid violation notices.