A man from Gatineau is facing high fines and a dangerous driving charge after being caught going 70km/h over the speed limit.
On Thursday, March 10, at 5:45 a.m., officers from the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais Public Security Service spotted a vehicle was driving 160 km/h in a 90 km/h zone on Highway 148 in the Luskville sector, just outside the Gatineau region.
Despite flashing lights and police sirens, the driver refused to stop, accelerating further towards the west.
Officers abandoned their interception attempt and immediately notified their colleagues of Sûreté du Québec in the Campbell's Bay area.
Officials say it only took a few minutes until the vehicle and its driver were located in the Bristol municipality.
The 22-year-old from Gatineau was arrested for dangerous driving and flight under the Criminal Code. He will also receive several tickets for a total of $6,390 and a loss of 41 demerit points.
The car, which was seized, did not belong to him. His license was also suspended as a result.
He will appear in court at a later date.